A Closure Bid And A Border Crisis - November 15, 2021
The Russian government has launched a campaign to close the prominent human rights groups Memorial, a startling new step in the ongoing clampdown on civil society, independent media, and public dissent. Meanwhile, the migrant crisis on Poland’s border with Belarus persists as winter approaches. Moscow-based journalist Matthew Luxmoore joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.
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Threats, Diplomacy, And The Donbas - January 24, 2022
25:26Amid the persistent Russian threat to Ukraine, diplomacy seems certain to continue -- but for how long? Also, what to make of alleged Russian plots to install a friendly government in Kyiv, and a bill on recognition of the Moscow-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine? Russia analyst Mark Galeotti, the author of books including The Weaponization Of Everything, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.
What Comes Next After A Clash Of Diplomacy Between Russia, The U.S., And NATO? - January 17, 2022
18:42Last week saw the most consequential European security negotiations in years, as diplomats from Russia, NATO, and the United States tried to find agreement on Moscow's sweeping demands -- demands undergirded by around 100,000 troops deployed to Ukraine's borders. So what comes next? Are we about to see new war in Ukraine? Kadri Liik, a senior fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Sam Greene, director of the Russia Institute at King's College London, join host Mike Eckel to discuss.
High-Stakes Talks In Geneva And Beyond - January 10, 2022
15:54This week brings a series of talks between the West and Russia amid concerns about Moscow’s military buildup near Ukraine and its sweeping demands for restrictions on NATO enlargement and activities. Olga Oliker, program director for Europe and Central Asia at the Crisis Group, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.
2022: New Year, New Challenges - January 03, 2022
30:22After a year of growing oppression, will the Kremlin now redouble efforts to increase control in 2022? And will talks between Russia and the West ease fears of war? Andras Toth-Czifra, a political analyst, nonresident fellow at CEPA, and author of the analytical blog No Yardstick, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.
What Will The New Year Bring? - December 27, 2021
24:05The year 2021 has been marked by a major clampdown on Kremlin opponents, civil society, and independent media, and is ending amid high tension over Russia’s dramatic demands of Kyiv, NATO, Washington, and the West. Analyst and author Mark Galeotti joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss what may happen in 2022.
The Putin Show And The Showdown - December 20, 2021
14:37At most of President Vladimir Putin's annual press conferences, the bulk of the questions are about domestic affairs. But this week, much of the attention will be focused on Moscow's military buildup near Ukraine and its demands for a rollback of the consequences of the Soviet collapse. Irina Lagunina, director of special projects at RFE/RL's Russian Service, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.
Sakharov, Navalny, And The Future - December 13, 2021
17:14Aleksei Navalny won’t be in Strasbourg this week to pick up a European human rights prize named after Andrei Sakharov, because he’s in prison in Russia. Ben Noble, an associate professor of Russian politics at University College London and co-author of the book Navalny: Putin’s Nemesis, Russia’s Future? joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss the opposition leader and his fate.
Virtual Talks, Real Tensions - December 06, 2021
14:25Amid concerns over a military buildup that has added to questions about Moscow's intentions toward Ukraine, U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are due to hold a video call on December 7. Dr. Olga Oliker, program director for Europe and Central Asia at the Crisis Group, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss what to watch out for.
War Fears And The Putin Factor - November 29, 2021
21:26One of the main factors fueling concerns of a new Russian offensive targeting Ukraine is the evidence that President Vladimir Putin is determined to exercise control over the neighboring country. How dangerous is the situation and what can the West do about it? Kadri Liik, a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.
Memorial In The Crosshairs - November 22, 2021
21:50The fate of the prominent human rights group Memorial hangs in the balance -- though it may already have been decided -- as courts hold hearings on the government’s bid to order its closure. And the COVID crisis persists in Russia, with daily fatality tolls at record highs and lawmakers preparing to consider new restrictions that would be imposed next year. Irina Lagunina, director of special projects at RFE/RL’s Russian Service, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.