Things that Might Go “Boom!”
Is War with Russia in Our Future?
With Anatol Lieven of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
Sunday, January 30, 6-7 PM on KSQD 90.7 FM & KSQD.org
While the world has been preoccupied by COVID and global warming, a geopolitical crisis has been slowly developing in Easter Europe, where the United States and Russia are facing off over the future of Ukraine. Russia wants a guarantee that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the military representative of Western interests, will expand no further eastward than it already has. Are we heading for World War Three?
Join KSQD Host Ronnie Lipschutz for a conversation with Anatol Lieven, senior research fellow on Russia and Europe at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. From 1985 to 1998, Lieven worked as a British journalist in South Asia, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and covered the wars in Afghanistan, Chechnya and the southern Caucasus. From 2000 to 2007 he worked at think tanks in Washington DC. He was formerly a professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and in the War Studies Department of King’s College London. Lieven is the author of The Baltic Revolutions: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence and Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry.
The Quincy Institute, in New York, promotes ideas that move U.S. foreign policy away from endless war and toward vigorous diplomacy in the pursuit of international peace.
Anatol’s latest piece, “Chicken Kiev or Chicken Little” is available at: https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2022/01/28/chicken-kiev-or-chicken-little/
You can listen to another discussion of the situation in Ukraine at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSogtQ-A3cU.