How Putin's Overreach Undermined Russian Power
About the Episode
Yesterday, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Uzbekistan. While these nations are assumed to be America’s chief geostrategic competitors, Russia’s faltering invasion of Ukraine has isolated its economy, degraded its military, and undermined its international standing. Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and Wilson Center’s Lucian Kim join Deep Dish to discuss what the war in Ukraine has revealed about Russia’s global power and whether it can still be considered a great power.
Ukrainian forces have retaken roughly 3,000 square kilometers of territory in the past nine days. Council President Ivo Daalder analyzes on CBS News.
American feelings toward Russia and China are lower than during the Cold War, Council polling shows.
How is legacy motivating Putin with Russia's war on Ukraine? Former National Security Council official Fiona Hill joins Deep Dish to discuss.
Nonresident Senior Fellow Cécile Shea unpacks China’s table stakes in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and more on WBEZ’s Reset.