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Russia and Ukraine - What's Next?

As tensions continue to grow over Russia's military build-up close to its border with Ukraine, what might be President Putin’s next move—and is there still hope for de-escalation?
President Biden holds virtual talks with Russia's President Vladimir Putin and other officials during a secure video call from the Situation Room at the White House
Gen. Wesley K. Clark
Ivo H. Daalder
Susan Glasser
Bianna Golodryga
Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling
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About This Event

A flurry of meetings and calls have taken place in recent days between the leaders and top diplomats of the United States, Russia, Ukraine, and European nations, in an effort to forestall potential Russian military action in Ukraine. With a diplomatic breakthrough remaining elusive and Russian forces continuing to mass close to Ukraine’s border, what might be President Putin’s next move—and is there still hope for de-escalation?

General Wesley K. Clark, Ivo H. Daalder, Susan Glasser, Bianna Golodryga and Lieutenant General Mark Hertling discuss this, and more, as tensions with Russia continue to grow.

About the Speakers
Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO
General Wesley K. Clark is a retired Four Star US Army Officer. He commanded Operation Allied Force during the Kosovo War during his term as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1997 to 2000. General Clark is a graduate of West Point, a former Rhodes Scholar, and is presently a senior fellow at UCLA.
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming President of the Council. 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.
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Staff Writer and Columnist, New Yorker
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Susan Glasser is a staff writer for The New Yorker and was a founding editor of POLITICO Magazine, where she also served as POLITICO's chief international affairs columnist and host of the podcast "The Global Politico." She's also a global affairs analyst for CNN.
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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.
Former United States Army Officer
Lieutenant General Mark Hertling served for 37 years in the US Army, retiring in 2013 as the Commanding General of US Army Europe and Seventh Army. He is a graduate of West Point and Indiana University. Hertling is a currently national security and military analyst for CNN.