February 15, 2022

On February 4, 2022, the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and the Harriman Institute cosponsored an expert panel on Russia and Ukraine.

The panel discussed Putin’s possible goals in creating this crisis and his military options should he decide to move Russian forces into Ukraine; Ukraine’s political, military and diplomatic moves to counteract Russian pressure tactics; and U.S. and European diplomatic efforts aimed at defusing this crisis.


  • Peter Clement, Senior Research Scholar, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
  • Elise Giuliano, Lecturer, Department of Political Science; Director of Graduate Studies of the MA Program, Harriman Institute
  • Kimberly Marten, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College
  • Stephen Sestanovich, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy, SIPA


Russia and Ukraine: What Does Putin Want?