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Journalist Marvin Kalb: 'Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War'

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September 27, 2015 | 1:00 PM EDT
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Marvin Kalb, resident senior adviser at the Pulitzer Center, has covered U.S. foreign policy for...

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Join Pulitzer Center Senior Advisor Marvin Kalb, renowned journalist and prolific author, for a discussion of his latest book, Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War, on Sunday, September 27, at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.

Kalb's career spans three decades of award-winning reporting and commentary for CBS and NBC, including a turn as host of Meet the Press, and nearly an equal amount of time as founding director and Senior Fellow of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He also is the Edward R. Murrow Professor (Emeritus) at Harvard, James Clark Welling fellow at George Washington University and guest scholar in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, which published Imperial Gamble.

In announcing the book's publication, Brookings wrote on its website that Imperial Gamble "journeys deep into Russian and Ukrainian history to explain what keeps them together and yet at the same time drives them apart.

"Kalb believes that the post-cold war world hangs today on the resolution of the Ukraine crisis. So long as it is treated as a problem to be resolved by Russia, on the one side, and the United States and Europe, on the other, it will remain a danger zone with global consequences," Brookings continued in describing Kalb's latest work. "The only sensible solution lies in both Russia and Ukraine recognizing that their futures are irrevocably linked by geography, power, politics, and the history that Kalb brings to life in Imperial Gamble."

Marvin Kalb
Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War
Sunday, September 27
1:00 pm
Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

For more information on the event, visit Politics and Prose.

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