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Dangerous Russia-Ukraine Crisis Continues

December 3, 2021

Episode Notes:

The crisis between Russia and the West shows no sign of moderating as Russia continues its military buildup on the border with Ukraine. U.S. officials are warning European allies that Russia may invade Ukraine, while President Vladimir Putin delivered a speech in which he demanded that NATO halt its eastward expansion.

To get an update of what’s going on in Russia and Ukraine, we’re joined once again on the Warcast by Michael Kofman. Michael is the director of the Russia Studies Program at CNA; a fellow at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center; and a adjunct senior fellow in the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS.

 

[ 01:02 ] Russian military buildup

[ 03:05 ] Type of military intervention

[ 04:52 ] Putin’s demands

[ 07:33 ] Ukraine and NATO

[ 11:10 ] Putin’s decision-making

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