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A Conversation Coping With Crimea, In Ukraine And Beyond

With the Crimea crisis showing no sign of winding down, TAI editor Adam Garfinkle sat down to talk with Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinkski about the broader repercussions for American foreign policy around the world.

Published on March 6, 2014
AMG: Let's put on and take off the table quickly the fear that this business in Ukraine is going to lead to World War III. We can both imagine pathways to such a result, but it isn't going to happen, is it? ZB: I don't think so, unless—and it's a very remote possibility—Vladimir Putin has lost his understanding of reality and has become a victim of clinical megalomania. I doubt that. The operation in Crimea seems to be cleverly constructed, with a safety valve. AMG: And you don't think that the Obama Administration will overreact or mis-react in some way to compensate...