Crisis in Ukraine; The End of the Asperger’s Diagnosis

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Thursday, March 06, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a press conference held at the US Embassy in Kiev on March 4, 2014. Kerry accused Russia on March 4 of looking for a 'pretext' to invade Ukraine. (DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty)

As the crisis in Ukraine worsens, professor and contributing editor to The Nation Stephen Cohen explains the geopolitics at play and how it might possibly end. Plus: Hanna Rosin of The Atlantic and Slate talks about how her family came to terms with her son’s Asperger’s after the American Psychiatric Association declared the syndrome was no longer valid as a diagnosis.

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