Sunday, October 8, 2017, 1pm
Guest Speaker: David Satter
The Russian-Ukrainian war in eastern Ukraine has entered its 4th year, with more than 10,000 Ukrainian military and civilians killed and up to 3.5 million civilians displaced. The violence on the front has been accompanied by a spate of successful and attempted assassinations in Ukraine that are widely attributed to Russian operatives. Many analysts fear Russia may be preparing a more open invasion.
David Satter, a former Moscow correspondent for the Financial Times of London and the Wall Street Journal will review the current state of the war and what it means for US-Russian
relations, regional peace, and world stability. He also will discuss the diversion the war offers the Putin regime, which is eager to distract the Russian population from the criminality of those in charge.
David Satter has authored four books and numerous articles on Russia, Ukraine, and the former Soviet Union, including his most recent book The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin (2016). He is perhaps best known for writing about Vladimir Putin’s suspected involvement in the 1999 Russian apartment bombings that brought him to power — a claim that resulted in Satter’s expulsion from Russia in 2013.