Putin’s Strategy in Ukraine, With Stephen Sestanovich

Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan senior fellow for Russian and Eurasian studies at CFR and Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis professor of international diplomacy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the current course of the war in Ukraine and the potential for a diplomatic settlement to end the fighting.

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  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Episode Guests
  • Stephen Sestanovich
    George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Show Notes

Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Tom Friedman, “Why Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Is Utterly Reckless,” New York Times

 

Alexey Levinson, “If They Fear Us They Respect Us,” Riddle

 

Stephen Sestanovich, Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama

Ukraine

Michael Kimmage, a history professor at the Catholic University of America and a senior associate with the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the origins of Russia’s war in Ukraine and its repercussion for the global order.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Steven A. Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the state of the conflict in the Gaza Strip, the prospects for an end to the fighting, and the tensions in U.S.-Israeli relations.

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament

W.J. Hennigan, a correspondent for the Opinion section of the New York Times, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the risk of nuclear war in an era of growing geopolitical competition. 

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