A land war has returned to Europe. This week, Russia attacked Ukraine. What are the causes of the conflict? What are the motivations of the actors? Could this war have been avoided? Doug Becker speaks with Anna Ohanyan, Robert English, and Serhiy Kudelia.

Anna Ohanyan is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Stonehill College. She is an expert in Russia and Eurasia and is the editor of Russia Abroad: Driving Regional Fracture in Post-Communist Eurasia and Beyond.

Robert English is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California. English is an expert on Russia and the former USSR and is the author of Russia and the Idea of the West Gorbachev, Intellectuals, and the End of the Cold War.

Serhiy Kudelia is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Baylor University. He is an expert in political regimes and regime change.



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