Why is Putin Threatening to Invade Ukraine (Again)?
About the Episode
A major Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border has the international community concerned about the possibility of an invasion. The Atlantic Council’s Melinda Haring and George Washington University’s Maria Snegovaya join Deep Dish to explain the factors driving Russia’s threats against Ukraine, what’s going on in Putin’s mind, and why this conflict matters to the world.
Ivo Daalder spoke with Diane Rhem about why Ukraine is so important to Russia, what it means for Europe's security, and how the US can deescalate the situation.
On the heels of Ukrainian president Zelenskyy’s meeting with US President Biden, the 2021 Chicago Council Survey finds that a record 50 percent of Americans favor the use of US troops if Russia were to invade the rest of Ukraine.
"There is a major risk of Russian military activity in Ukraine in the next few months," Council President Ivo Daalder tells Business Insider.
Cécile Shea discusses Russia-Ukraine tensions and the call between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Chicago Tonight.