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The Ukrainian Crisis – an analysis by Olga Oliker - videos

Olga Oliker, an expert on Russia and Associate Director of the International Security & Defense Policy Center gives an interesting talk on the Ukrainian Crisis and its implications for Russian Foreign Policy.

Olga Oliker is an expert in international relations, and national security policy with a particular interest in Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus regions. In this talk @ Google's offices in Venice, Los Angeles, she outlines the background to the Ukrainian Crisis and the seizure of the Crimea, and discusses the implications for Europe, the US and Russian Foreign Policy. It's an interesting and frank discussion, where she points out the complexities of the Ukrainian crisis, and underlines the fact that there is a tremendous amount of propoganda and media bias coming from both US and Russian media sources.

Oliker also answers questions from the audience touching upon topics like China's role in the crisis, the effect the crisis may have on Gazprom, and the strategic importance of Crimea.

Olga Oliker is associate director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center and a senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation.
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