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Putin's Long Game in Ukraine

Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, Georgetown’s Angela Stent, the Council’s Ivo Daalder, and CNN's Bianna Golodryga analyzed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions and potential plans after invading Ukraine.
Carl Bildt
Ivo H. Daalder
Angela Stent
Bianna Golodryga
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In the wake of Russia’s massive invasion of Ukraine, multiple countries have strongly condemned Russia’s unprovoked acts, donated supplies to Ukraine, and imposed sanctions in an attempt to quell Russian aggression. Though these actions may deeply affect the Russian economy over time, President Vladimir Putin no doubt expected them and is thus far continuing his military invasion. Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East Europe Studies Director Angela Stent, and Council President Ivo Daalder join CNN's Bianna Golodryga to discuss Putin’s ultimate goal, what the world should expect as the conflict progresses, and how Putin’s actions might shape the world order for years to come.

About the Speakers
Former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sweden
Carl Bildt is the former prime minister and former foreign minister of Sweden. Subsequently, he served in international functions with the European Union and the United Nations, primarily related to the Balkans conflicts. He was co-chairman of the Dayton peace talks on Bosnia and Herzegovina and later became the special envoy of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to the region.
CEO, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013. He joined the Council as president in 2013 and took on the new role of CEO in 2023. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 10 books.
Headshot of Ivo H. Daalder
Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University
Angela Stent is the director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University. She is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on Post-Soviet Affairs. Stent’s academic work focuses on the triangular political and economic relationship between the United Sates, Russia, and Europe. 
Senior Global Affairs Analyst, CNN
Bianna Golodryga is a senior global affairs analyst and fill-in anchor for CNN based in New York. Prior to joining CNN full-time, Golodryga was co-anchor of the weekend edition of ABC's Good Morning America and a co-host of CBS This Morning.