Brookings hosts Vice President Joe Biden for remarks on the Russia-Ukraine conflict
Sparked by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the current toxic state of Russia-Ukraine relations has been at the forefront of foreign policy discussions. On May 27, Brookings hosted Vice President Joe Biden, who delivered remarks on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and its implications for European security.
Brookings President Strobe Talbott offered introductory remarks.
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Russia's desire to undermine American democracy is related to its inability to match up to the military and economic power of the West...Given that imbalance, the Russian point of view is that you don't have to be on top, you don't have to win...You just have to push everyone else down a little bit.