Susan Eisenhower discusses Russia’s relationship with the West on NPR

Last week, Gettysburg College’s Eisenhower Institute Chair Emeritus and Chairman of Leadership & Public Policy Susan Eisenhower appeared on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show to discuss the evolving situation with Russia.

Guest host Frank Sesno and his guests – Eisenhower; Christian Caryl, senior fellow at the Legatum Institute; James Goldgeier, dean of the School of International Service at American University; and Jack Matlock U.S. ambassador to the U.S.S.R. from 1987 to 1991 – discussed the implications of Russia’s recent actions on its relationship with the West.

Susan Eisenhower

Listen to the interview in its entirety.

The interview took place just a day after Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to annex Crimea, causing U.S. officials to concede that Ukraine has lost the region, and on the same day that German chancellor Angela Merkel said that the current political situation means the G8 effectively no longer exists.

Eisenhower is an expert on issues related to the region of the former Soviet Union. She has written and edited a number of publications on regional security issues, most recently Partners in Space. Eisenhower has also testified before the Senate Armed Services and Senate Budget Committees on policy toward the region of the former Soviet Union. Additionally, she was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences’ standing Committee on International Security and Arms Control, where she served for eight years. She has written extensively on nuclear and space issues.

In addition to her role at the Eisenhower Institute, Eisenhower also serves as President of the Eisenhower Group, Inc., which provides strategic counsel on political and business projects. She has penned hundreds of op-eds and articles on foreign and domestic policy for publications such as The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and USA Today, and has provided analysis for CNN International, MSNBC, FOX News, Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Hardball with Chris Mathews, and more.

Find out more about Susan Eisenhower.

Honoring the legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Eisenhower Institute is a distinguished center for leadership and public policy that prepares the successor generations to perfect the promise of the nation. A distinctive program of Gettysburg College with offices in the heart of the nation's capital and in the historic Gettysburg home once occupied by Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, the Institute combines top-level dialogue among policy-makers with a premier learning experience for undergraduates.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

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Posted: Tue, 25 Mar 2014

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