World Review: West Mulls Russia Endgame Amid Ukraine Peace Talks
About This Episode
Steve Erlanger, Karen DeYoung, and Ed Luce join World Review with Ivo Daalder to discuss Russia’s attacks on Ukraine as negotiations between both sides continue. They examine whether a peace deal is possible, the West’s endgame on Russia, and what a historic diplomatic summit between Arab, Israeli, and American officials in Israel tells us about geopolitics and the Iran deal.
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Episode Note: In explaining how some Russian troops might see a difference between fighting Ukrainians, who Vladimir Putin has referred to as "brothers," and fighting Chechens, guest Steven Erlanger used a slang, offensive term, which he regrets. He meant no offense.
"If Russia uses chemical or biological agents, let alone a nuclear weapon, NATO should come to the direct defense of Ukraine," writes Ivo Daalder in the Guardian.
Russian economics and politics cannot be separated, argues Elizabeth Shackelford on Al Jazeera. “If you have questions about that, just ask China.”
Will Putin turn to more extreme tactics? “Unless he understands the cost to him will be even greater, he is likely to escalate,” says Ivo Daalder on MSNBC.
"This isn't Afghanistan, and this isn't Syria. This is a country that's being attacked," says Ivo Daalder on MSNBC. "This is not a proxy war."