The US and UK are ramping up threats to Russia over Ukraine with more weapons, sanctions, and evidence-free coup plot allegations. But not everyone is afflicted by DC’s war fever. Scholar Richard Sakwa discusses.
The US and UK are ramping up threats to Russia over Ukraine by sending more weapons, vowing more sanctions, and lodging evidence-free claims of a Russian plot to install a pro-Kremlin leader. But comments by Germany’s navy chief that Russia “deserves respect” — leading to his resignation — underscore that not everyone is on board with Washington and London’s war fever. Scholar and author Richard Sakwa discusses the latest in the Ukraine crisis.
Guest: Richard Sakwa. Professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent. His books include “Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands” and his latest, “Deception: Russiagate and the New Cold War.”