An expert panel assesses Moscow’s campaign for influence over former Soviet states and what this says about the political and security outlook for the region. In recent years, Russia has undertaken military action in Georgia, annexed Crimea, provided military support to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, and assisted the Belarusian leadership in halting anti-government protests. After a quarter century of eastward expansion by NATO and the European Union,
Russia’s campaign to preserve or expand its influence over this vast borderland region threatens to redraw Cold War dividing lines across Europe. As Russia’s military buildup on Ukraine’s border continues, experts consider Moscow’s possible objectives and the political and security outlook for its European neighbors.
• Daniel Baer, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
• Kadri Liik, Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
• Igor Zevelev, Global Fellow, Wilson Center
• Max Seddon, Moscow bureau chief, Financial Times
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