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Ukraine’s Comic-Turned-Candidate Becomes President: What’s Next?

April 24, 2019

Episode Notes:

Volodymyr Zelensky, comedian and screenwriter, has won Ukraine's presidential election in a landslide.

Jonathan Brunson, Former Senior Analyst on Ukraine with the International Crisis Group in Ukraine and U.S. Government consultant for Ukraine, joins the Warcast to discuss the implications. (~11 minutes)

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:42 ] Zelenskiy's appeal
[ 1:40 ] The political environment Zelenskiy is inheriting
[ 2:50 ] The extent that democracy is working
[ 5:24 ] Impact on Ukraine's right-wing nationalist movements

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