Celeste Wallander in PBS Newshour, “Why Navalny Poses a Special Challenge to Putin’s Leadership”

"Across Russia Wednesday, protesters took to the streets in support of the jailed — and critically ill — opposition leader Alexei Navalny. They denounced the man they blame for his imprisonment, President Vladimir Putin. Amna Nawaz discusses the latest with Celeste Wallander, who was the senior director for Russia and Eurasia on the National Security Council staff under the Obama administration…'" Watch the full interview here: Full Interview

2021-04-21T18:30:24-04:00April 21, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Celeste Wallander quoted in Atlantic Council article, “New Report Offers Road Map for Getting US-Ukraine Bilateral Ties Back on Track”

"American foreign policy under President Biden may focus more closely on transatlantic issues than the previous administration, [the report's launch] event participants noted. That shift will likely benefit Ukraine, argued Dr. Celeste Wallander, President and CEO of the US-Russia Foundation. "According to Wallander, 'the US-Ukraine relationship will be part of the reinvigorated transatlantic strategy under the Biden administration.' Key aspects of this strategy, she noted, 'will be the focus on democracy, rule of law, and the fight against corruption. In all those [...]

2021-03-11T00:00:48-05:00March 11, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Celeste Wallander interviewed on CSIS’ Babel podcast, “Russia in the Middle East: Part One”

"In the first episode of our new narrative podcast miniseries, Russia in the Middle East, Jon Alterman gives an overview of Russian policy in the Middle East and how the Middle East fits into Russia’s worldview. He covers Russia's return to the Middle East and looks at how Russian foreign policy has changed since the fall of the Soviet Union. Jon also sits down with Dmitri Trenin, director of Carnegie's Moscow Center, and Celeste Wallander, president and CEO of the U.S.-Russia [...]

2020-09-30T22:01:04-04:00September 10, 2020|Geopolitical Perspectives|

WestExec Managing Partner, Principals and Senior Advisors among 89 former defense officials to write in The Washington Post: “The Military Must Never Be Used to Violate Constitutional Rights”

"President Trump continues to use inflammatory language as many Americans protest the unlawful death of George Floyd and the unjust treatment of black Americans by our justice system. As the protests have grown, so has the intensity of the president’s rhetoric. He has gone so far as to make a shocking promise: to send active-duty members of the U.S. military to 'dominate' protesters in cities throughout the country — with or without the consent of local mayors or state governors. "On [...]

2020-06-08T10:46:51-04:00June 5, 2020|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Celeste Wallander quoted in The Washington Post article, “At Munich Security Conference, an Atlantic Divide: U.S. Boasting and European Unease”

“'The first year I was here, the Europeans all said, "It’s fine, because all the adults are in the room,”' said Celeste Wallander, who was on President Barack Obama’s National Security Council. 'The second year, it was, "Tell us this is as bad as it’s going to get." The third year, it was like, "Oh my God, this is awful. What do we do," and this year they’ve all normalized it...'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2020-02-24T15:47:45-05:00February 15, 2020|Geopolitical Perspectives|
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