Jacobin Radio w/ Suzi Weissman: Explaining the US-Russia Saber-Rattling

Suzi talks to professor Michael Cox about what is behind Putin’s bluster at the Ukrainian border and the hawkish, confrontational response from the US, UK, and NATO. Is the threat of war with Ukraine Putin’s way of pressing Russia’s case for revamping the post-Cold War order? What are the divisions within NATO and the European Union over how to deal with Russia, and to what extent does this current crisis reveal US weakness in terms of being in charge of European security?

Hillel Ticktin also joins to continue the discussion about the escalating tensions on the Russian/Ukrainian border. Ticktin argues that the long downturn and economic stagnation are the backdrop to understanding both Russia and the US in this crisis.

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