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Tue March 25, 2014
Retired U.S. Army Colonel To Discuss Ukraine
An experienced researcher and analyst, Retired U.S. Army Col. D. Lee Gabel's 27-year history in the Army put him into numerous international and military cooperation partnerships. Since 1996, most of those efforts were in the Ukraine with brief service in Germany, the Pentagon and the United Kingdom. His most recent publication is titled "Hope in Hidden Potential: The Human Factor in Reforming the Armed Forces in Ukraine." Gabel says Ukraine considers the current unrest as a continuation of the Cold War. Ukraine has its own internal pitfalls that include old-world, zero-sum thinking and integral nationalism. Gabel will provide his perspectives on the recent unrest in Ukraine Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Cooper Room at the Brookings Public Library and he joined Dakota Midday to discuss his talk.