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Robert M. Gates on Ukraine, China and the international world order

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Robert M. Gates has served eight U.S. presidents in various capacities throughout his career, including as secretary of defense, director of the CIA and a member of the National Security Council. On Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 1:00 p.m. ET, Gates joins Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius to discuss the path forward in Ukraine nearly one year after Russia’s invasion, the international world order and the geopolitical dynamics of the U.S.-China relationship.

Robert M. Gates

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense