Russia, Ukraine, and U.S. Policy

April 28, 2015

Testimony
Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.

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CFR Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies Stephen Sestanovich testifies before Senate Committee on Armed Services


In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Stephen Sestanovich argues that if Russian President Vladimir Putin emerges victorious in his conflict with Ukraine, Russian nationalist mood deepens, or the democracies of Europe and the United States fail to stay the course, Putin will grow more dangerous in the future—both for his neighbors and for the United States.

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