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Imperial Russia, Past and Present (with John Herbst)

August 27, 2022

Episode Notes

Eric welcomes back Eliot from travels and illness to host John Herbst who was the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine during the Orange Revolution. They discuss Russia’s imperial past and present, the Biden Administration’s 3 billion dollar military assistance package, the course of the war, the assassination of Darya Dugina, and the prospects for diplomacy and grade the Administration’s efforts to manage the Ukraine crisis.


Eric’s article co-authored with Daniel Fata, David Kramer, and Stephen Biegun

The open letter organized by John Herbst and signed by Eric

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