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Panel of ASU, UA professors discuss Russia-Ukraine war

PAs the war between Russia and Ukraine enters its fourth week, one expert from Arizona State University believes Russian President Vladimir Putin may be looking for a way out.

“I think we need to keep in mind that Russia and the Russian military were not prepared for a drawn-out campaign. This was supposed to be a quick special operation,” said Yan Mann, who was born in Ukraine and is a clinical assistant professor of history and the program lead of the World War II studies master’s degree program at ASU.

Trauma on Ukrainians will 'last a lifetime,' expert says

This week, five experts gathered virtually on behalf of the nonpartisan think tank New America to discuss the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

The moderator of the panel was Candace Rondeaux, a professor of practice at Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies and senior fellow with ASU's Center on the Future of War.

Before introducing her guests, Rondeaux made her feelings quite clear.