Russia is vowing to keep its troops in the Ukrainian region of Crimea in what has become Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War. Ukraine’s new prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said Russian President Vladimir Putin had effectively declared war on his country. Concern is growing that more of eastern Ukraine could soon fall to the Russians. Earlier today, Russian troops seized a Ukraine coast guard base in the Crimean city of Balaklava. On Sunday, the new head of Ukraine’s navy defected to Russia. To talk more about the crisis in Ukraine, we speak to Yale University history professor Timothy Snyder.
Event Description: Join DC Guerilla Poetry at their diverse, non-hierarchical, anti-authoritarian, pro-humanity artists' collective incorporating music, rhythm, spoken word, song, community, and resistance open mic! Stick around to boogie to the band Cheik Hamala afterward.
Location: Carderock Park on the Historic C & O Canal (11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854)
Event Description: The United Palestinian Appeal welcomes you to join family and friends and show your support for Palestine! Raise critical funds for health, education, and development programs! Register at http://helpupa.org/spring-walk-for-palestine/
Location: 5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Event Description: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is hosting panelists that will consider how a range of domestic and regional changes in the Middle East have generated new challenges for U.S. diplomacy. This event is co-sponsored with the United States Institute of Peace and is the 6th and final in a series of presentations on “Reshaping the Strategic Culture of the Middle East.”