Dr. Phillip Karber, President of the Potomac Foundation, a defense and foreign policy think-tank. Dr. Karber, who is also a former DOD official and veteran defense analyst, discusses Russia's "hybrid warfare" campaign in eastern Ukraine. Dr. Karber has traveled repeatedly to eastern Ukraine during the present conflict, and has spoken first-hand with a number of the participants. Dr. Karber draws on these discussions to elaborate on the techniques of Russian hybrid warfare, evaluate their effectiveness, and explore their implications for both Ukraine and the West.
Some of Dr. Karber’s statements:
- Russia is using OSCE "observers" to pinpoint or locate Ukrainian positions.
- Ironically, the most successful Western sanction has been in preventing a friendly country from defending itself.