Cohosts Emily Jane Fox and Joe Hagan interview two leading experts about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine—how it happened and how it could reshape the world as we know it. First, Nina Khrushcheva, a Russia expert and professor at the New School in New York, takes us inside the mind of Vladimir Putin, how he was underestimated and whether the cold, calculated ex-KGB man has finally succumbed to a world-historic megalomania. Next, Hagan talks to Alexander Vindman, the retired Army lieutenant colonel and outspoken participant in Trump’s first impeachment trial that revolved around the then president’s attempts to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in Ukraine. Vindman reserves his harshest criticism for Putin sympathizers in the GOP: “These folks have blood on their hands. They’re going to own this.”
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