The U.S. and Russia have made no breakthrough at talks on Ukraine. The Kremlin continues to escalate its rhetoric – perhaps to justify an invasion of its southern neighbor. Is war inevitable? Can NATO deter Vladimir Putin from military action? Can Washington? What if they can’t.? Join the JPC for a conversation with Stephen Blank, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the Eurasia Program of the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). Widely published on Soviet/Russian history, military and foreign policy, Dr. Blank has testified frequently before Congress.