German influence on Russia could be key in Ukraine dispute
After a week of occupation, Russia appears to be on the verge of annexing Crimea. While the West proposes sanctions on Russia, it seems Germany could be in a unique position to help resolve the dispute. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with the Executive Director at the Transatlantic Academy, Steve Szabo, about the strong relationship and close economic ties between Germany and Russia.
Stephen F. Szabo is the executive director of the Transatlantic Academy, a forum between scholars, policy experts and authors from both sides of the Atlantic. He is the author of the forthcoming "Germany, Russia and the Rise of Geoeconomics."