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History As It Happens

Feb 15, 2022

As U.S. officials issue daily warnings that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent, each side in the crisis is claiming history as an ally. For the United States, NATO, and Ukraine, the post-WWII international order allows Kyiv to freely choose which alliances to join, free from Russian interference. For Moscow, old promises that NATO would expand 'not one inch' toward Russia's borders have been broken, needlessly antagonizing Russia in the same way Russian missiles in Canada would threaten the U.S. In this episode, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor and the Quincy Institute's Anatol Lieven discuss and debate the reasons why Europe could be on the road to war.