“Since technically Russia isn’t in Ukraine, the question is would sanctions impact Putin and his advisers and cause them to try and change the behavior of the separatists in eastern Ukraine who want more freedom from the Ukrainian government?,” Krutky told the paper. “Putin seems to have some influence on them, but how much isn’t clear. The connections between all these actors are tenuous at best.”
Dr. Krutky, who heads BW's international studies program, including the national security track, also works as an adjunct scholar for RAND Corp’s International Security and Policy Group.
|Professor Judy Krutky in her international studies classroom with guest speaker USCG Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger '77|