While the US and UK predicts that an invasion of Ukraine is imminent, the recent intensification of Western military aid to Ukraine has raised the stakes for Russia. Emily Tamkin and Katie Stallard in Washington, DC, are joined by Ido Vock in Berlin to discuss the latest flurry of diplomacy and what might happen next.
Then in You Ask Us, a listener asks what parallels we can draw with the situation in Ukraine and what happened in Afghanistan, and if that is helpful to make sense of it all.
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Andrew Marr reports the Ukranian crisis shows “Global Britain” can’t afford to turn its back on Europe.
Emily Tamkin asks is the US playing Chicken Little on Russia and Ukraine?
Ido Vock reports Olaf Scholz is getting tougher on Russia, if only his allies would notice.
Ido Vock on how the fall of the Soviet Union still haunts Ukraine.
Jeremy Cliffe reports that in the face of Russian aggression, the West can and must rediscover its strength.
Katie Stallard on why the clock is running out for Vladimir Putin on Ukraine.
Mark Galeotti reports that invading Ukraine would signal a dark evolution of Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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