Russia/Ukraine Expert Available for Interviews

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Dr. Stephen Blank, CIA and Pentagon consultant, offers unique insight and expertise on the Russia/Ukraine crisis.

In light of the unfolding crisis in Ukraine, Dr. Stephen Blank, Russia/Ukraine consultant for both the CIA and The Pentagon and Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Institute, is available for interviews.

Ukraine has been experiencing violent outbreaks as Pro Russian separatists clash with Anti Russian activists. Dr. Blank is available to discuss the following:

  • Signs Russia is unwilling to accept either a democratic or sovereign Ukrainian state
  • Why our current sanctions are not strong enough and what we should do instead
  • Current and potential economic impact of the sanctions
  • How we can strengthen our policies to create a desirable trade market for the West
  • Potential effects on the US economy
  • The impact on the relationship between Russia and China

Dr. Blank is a former Douglas MacArthur Professor of Soviet Studies and Russian National Security Studies at the prestigious U.S. Army War College, and has spent the last forty years maintaining a vigilant watch over the Kremlin’s moves in both its Soviet and post-Soviet guise.

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Dr. Stephen Blank has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The L.A. Times, The Huffington Post, U.S. News & World Report, and more. He is the author of: Russian and Arms Control: Are There Opportunities for the Obama Administration? (Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press); Russo-Chinese Energy Relations: Politics in Command (Global Markets Briefing); and with Alvin Z. Rubinstein Imperial Decline: Russia’s Changing Role in Asia (Duke University Press). His newest book, Light from the East: Russia’s Quest for Great Power Status in Asia will be released this year.

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