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Ian Explains: Russia’s Moves Toward Ukraine | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Russia’s moves toward Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has Ukraine in Russia's crosshairs. Will he invade, or is this just a high-stakes game of political chess with the US and NATO?

Russia has long feared that Ukraine would someday join NATO, Ian Bremmer explains on GZERO World. No way, says Putin, who's demanding serious concessions from Joe Biden and his Western allies.

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Russia Cares More About Ukraine Than the US Does | Quick Take | GZERO Media

Russia cares more about Ukraine than the US does

Ian Bremmer's Quick Take: Hi, everybody. Ian Bremmer here, and kicking off the week with more concerns about rising tensions between the United States, NATO, and Russia over Ukraine.

We saw from the Biden press conference last week, which feels already like a month ago, that he believes the Russians are "going in." That doesn't mean full invasion and overthrow of the Ukrainian government, which would impose massive costs on the Russians. But some form of direct Russian escalation that the United States would respond sharply to and wants to convince its NATO allies that they need to as well.

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Russia-Ukraine: Don’t Expect Full-On Invasion, but Putin Isn’t Bluffing | Quick Take | GZERO Media

Russia-Ukraine: Don’t expect full-on invasion, but Putin isn’t bluffing

Ian Bremmer's Quick Take: Hi everybody. Happy Tuesday after the long weekend for those of us that had a long weekend. I thought I would kick us off with the first major foreign policy crisis of the Biden administration. And that is of course, Russia-Ukraine. Afghanistan, of course, was a debacle, but not exactly a global crisis. This of course has the potential to really change the way we think about European security and about US relations with the other major nuclear power in the world. So, I would say that the level of concern is even higher and there are a lot of things we can say.

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