• The Red Line

Episode 35. Ukraine and the War in the East

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Russia's entire defence strategy relies on a friendly or neutral Ukraine, so when Ukraine almost turned to the west in a revolution in 2014 panic swept the Kremlin; and Russia invaded and occupied the Crimean peninsula and the Donbas region in the East. Will this war slow down to frozen conflict like in Transnistria, or will it roar back to life like in Karabakh?


Steven Pifer

  • Brookings Institute

Gustav Gressel

  • European Council of Foreign Relations

Thomas Graham

  • Yale University

The Red Line's Ukraine Reading List:

We’ve put together some further reading for those of you looking for more resources to help you get across the geopolitics of Ukraine.



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