German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. today to talk about the growing crisis in Ukraine. At a security conference in Munich over the weekend, Merkel reiterated her opposition to arming Ukrainian forces to fight pro-Russian rebels. She favors working toward a diplomatic solution. To that end, Merkel and French President Hollande met in Moscow with Vladimir Putin last week. In the U.S., a chorus of voices in support of sending weapons to Ukraine has grown louder. But opponents fear the risks of escalation are too great. A discussion on options for achieving peace in Ukraine.


  • Karen Donfried President, the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
  • Andrew Weiss Vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; he served on the National Security Council staff as a Russian expert under President Bill Clinton.
  • Ian Brzezinski Senior fellow, the Atlantic Council. He was deputy assistant secretary of defense for European and NATO policy from 2001 to 2005. He currently leads the Brzezinski Group, which provides strategic insight and advice to government and commercial clients.
  • Stephan Richter Publisher and editor-in-chief, The Globalist.

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