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The Kremlin has manufactured a security crisis in Europe by massing over 100,000 troops near Ukraine while simultaneously issuing a set of security demands to the West. Moscow’s machinations have sparked a new wave of transatlantic steps to deter further Russian aggression and seek peace in Europe. Multilateral security organizations like NATO and the OSCE are key to a coordinated Western response that supports partners in Ukraine and safeguards European security.

Ambassador Julianne Smith and Ambassador Michael Carpenter join PBS NewsHour‘s Nick Schifrin to discuss how the United States is working with multilateral organizations like the OSCE and NATO to respond to the security crisis in Europe and the strategic aims of US diplomatic efforts. In response to renewed Russian aggression, the United States has announced several diplomatic and military responses, but what more can the United States do to defuse the current crisis? What options are the OSCE and NATO considering to prevent further Russian escalation and what is the future role of these organizations if the crisis continues or escalates, including the future of the OSCE mission in Donbas?

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Featuring

The Honorable Julianne Smith

US Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

The Honorable Michael Carpenter

US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

In conversation with

Nick Schifrin

Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent
PBS NewsHour

The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting stability, democratic values and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe and Turkey in the West to the Caucasus, Russia and Central Asia in the East.