Commentary

Examining the roots of the Ukraine crisis

Toy soldiers gathered on a map of Ukraine
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In LitHub’s “Fiction/Non/Fiction” podcast and The New Yorker Radio Hour, respectively, Yale historians Marci Shore and Timothy Snyder discuss Putin, Russia, and the turmoil in Ukraine.

Marci Shore on a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine

From LitHub: “Shore lays out the Ukrainian political history that helped set the stage for current tensions, explains how Trump learned from Putin’s efforts to subvert Ukrainian elections, and recommends favorite Ukrainian writers.”

Timothy Snyder on Russia’s intentions in Ukraine — and America

From The New Yorker Radio Hour: “In a wide-ranging conversation, Snyder talks with David Remnick about the idea advanced by Vladimir Putin that Ukraine historically and rightfully belongs to Russia and about the dictator’s far-reaching goal of destabilizing NATO.”

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