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Why is Putin Threatening to Invade Ukraine (Again)?

Is the threat of a NATO expansion the core issue driving Putin’s aggression towards Ukraine, or are his concerns about legacy to blame?
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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.

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About the Experts
Melinda Haring
Deputy Director of the Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council
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Melinda Haring is Deputy Director of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council.
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Visiting Scholar, George Washington University
Maria Snegovaya is a visiting scholar at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and the Illiberalism Studies Program at George Washington University.
Vice President, Studies
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.

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