About This Episode
After a week of diplomacy with Russia in Geneva, Brussels, and Vienna, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Peter Spiegel, and Giles Whittell join Council President Ivo Daalder to discuss what we learned and what comes next. Then, they assess what Russia, China, and the United States want in Kazakhstan and why 2022 is poised to be Xi Jinping’s big year.
Is the threat of a NATO expansion the core issue driving Putin’s aggression towards Ukraine, or are his concerns about legacy to blame?
On the heels of Ukrainian president Zelensky’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.
As Putin's reach extends beyond Russia, civil society groups grapple with a crackdown at home and threats from abroad.
To understand Chinese politics and what lies ahead for the ruling party, author Bruce Dickson argues we must look to the tools China’s leaders use to create popular support.