Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine on February 22, 2022, setting off the largest armed conflict in Europe since World War II and triggering a humanitarian crisis. Since that day, over 18,000 Ukrainian civilians have died, and more than 8 million Ukrainians have fled their country.
At this member-exclusive Baker Briefing, the Honorable John F. Tefft, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2014-2017, joined the Honorable David M. Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute, to discuss the factors shaping the Russia-Ukraine war. Their conversation explored the events that have transpired since February 2022 and what developments the second year of conflict might bring.
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About Baker Briefing
Baker Briefing is a podcast that tackles the most critical foreign and domestic policy issues of the day in conversations with experts at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. Hosted by the Honorable David M. Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute, each episode is recorded in front of a live audience at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
4:00 pm CST — Member Reception
4:30 pm CST — Discussion
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The Honorable David M. Satterfield
Director, Baker Institute and Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East; Former Ambassador to Lebanon and Turkey
The Honorable John F. Tefft
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Lithuania, Georgia, and Ukraine