The co-directors for the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy, Dr. Jasen Castillo and Dr. John Schuessler, have made multiple media appearances over the past few weeks discussing the Russia/Ukraine crisis.
The duo was included in an opinion piece that was published in Politico and the Guardian. Incoming CGS colleague Alexandra Chinchilla was also in the piece. Schuessler was also a guest panelist on the MSC Wiley Lecture Series event on March 9. The event, Emergency in Eastern Europe, discussed the ongoing military conflict between Ukraine and Russia, exploring a variety of topics related to the subject, offering analysis on the roots of the conflict, how things have played out since the invasion began, and where things may be headed in the future.
On March 14, Castillo joined the Fox News Rundown to discuss Ukraine and the risks of nuclear war. Castillo discussed the possibility of nuclear war on March 11 as well in a featured piece in Salon. On March 10, Castillo appeared in a segment on CBN News titled, “‘Things Could Get Out of Control’: How a Threatened Putin May Unleash Nukes in Ukraine.” Castillo was a guest on the March 9 edition of the John Quincy Adams Society podcast, titled, “Military Effectiveness in Ukraine and Beyond.” Castillo was also a two-time guest on the Will Cain Podcast over the past few weeks, appearing on “War Games: Playing Out WWIII & The Russian Strategy“ on Feb. 28 and “Russia’s Nuclear Arsenal: How The U.S. Can Avoid The Worst Case Scenario“ on March 7. Castillo appeared on the March 4 edition of the Mitch Albom Show as well, discussing Russian military strategy. On February 28, Castillo also appeared in an interview with Asahi Shinbun.
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