The Power Vertical Podcast at CEPA

Tanks, warplanes, battleships, brinkmanship, and water.

Does it all add up to a new crisis around the occupied Crimean peninsula?

Today we’ll take a close look at the rising tensions between Moscow and Kyiv and the rising temperature in the broader Black Sea region as Russia gears up for major military exercises in just a couple months.

Listen to the Power Vertical Podcast as Brian Whitmore is joined by CEPA’s Pershing Chair, LTG (Ret.) Ben Hodges, and Michael Kofman, director of Russian studies at CNA and a fellow at the Kennan Institute.

Intro Audio Clip: “Message from the President to the Federal Assembly” by the President of Russia under CC BY 4.0. 

Photo: “Joint exercises of the Northern and Black Sea fleets” by the President of Russia under CC BY 4.0.

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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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July 17, 2020

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.