Why Did Putin Start a War Against Ukraine and What Will He Get Out of It?
We begin with Putin’s invasion of Ukraine with his forces attacking Russia’s neighbor from three sides penetrating deep into the country to surround its capital Kyiv. Joining us to try to make sense of why Putin started the first major war in Europe since 1945 and what he hopes to gain out of it is Nina Khrushcheva, a Professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School and a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute. She is also an editor of and a contributor to Project Syndicate and the author of The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind and her latest book is In Putin’s Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia’s Eleven Time Zones and she has an article at Project Syndicate, “Putin Is No Nixon.”
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