What is the endgame for Russia in its war with Ukraine? Historian Stephen Kotkin assesses Russia’s and the world’s options in this illuminating conversation with Dan Kurtz-Phelan, host of the Foreign Affairs podcast. They discuss Russian history and culture as these relate to present-day events, and they assess the effects of the West’s Ukraine support on the war’s evolution and on post-conflict global geopolitics, particularly in regard to China. Readers interested in understanding the conflict’s many variables will find much food for thought here.
About the Podcast
Stephen Kotkin is a professor of history at Princeton University and a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Dan Kurtz-Phelan is editor of Foreign Affairs and the host of its podcast, The Foreign Affairs Interview.