The Real Russia Threat

With Dr. Stephen Blank

DR. STEPHEN BLANK, Senior Fellow for Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council, 26 years of experience as a Professor of National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute of U.S. Army War College:

  • Soviet nuclear strategy in the Cold War
  • The formation of “Team B”


  • Significance of Ukraine in Russia’s history
  • Putin’s investment in Russia’s nuclear weapon arsenal


  • Putin’s goal to control escalation
  • Russia’s involvement in Syria and greater aims for the Middle East


  • The current state of Russia-China strategic partnership
  • Are Austria and Hungary pro-Russian states?