Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 17

Nearly five years ago Vladimir Putin’s regime forcefully and illegally annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. Today Russia is attempting to forcefully and illegally annex the international waters of the Sea of Azov.

At stake is southeastern Ukraine’s access to the sea as well as Ukraine’s economic viability and very sovereignty. But Moscow’s gunboat diplomacy also has broader implications for international law, maritime rights, and Black Sea security.

Listen to the latest Power Vertical Podcast as Brian Whitmore navigates the choppy waters of the Sea of Azov with guests Stephen Blank, a senior fellow for Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council and Donald Jensen, a Senior Fellow at CEPA.

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Brian Whitmore

Brian Whitmore is Director of the Russia Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Before joining CEPA he was Senior Russia Analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe in Moscow and Prague; as a graduate instructor in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina; and as a visiting lecturer in the History Faculty at Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine and the International Relations Faculty at St. Petersburg State University.

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October 19, 2018

The Power Vertical is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis.