German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. today to talk about the growing crisis in Ukraine. At a security conference in Munich over the weekend, Merkel reiterated her opposition to arming Ukrainian forces to fight pro-Russian rebels. She favors working toward a diplomatic solution. To that end, Merkel and French President Hollande met in Moscow with Vladimir Putin last week. In the U.S., a chorus of voices in support of sending weapons to Ukraine has grown louder. But opponents fear the risks of escalation are too great. Carnegie’s Andrew S. Weiss joined Diane Rehm for a panel discussion on options for achieving peace in Ukraine.

This interview was originally broadcast on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show.