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The Takeaway

NATO General: West Won't Be Caught Off Guard by Putin Again

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fireworks rung in the one-year anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea. But western forces are left struggling to develop a strategy to deal with Putin. 

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PRI's The World

Ukraine faces up to a Russian invasion, while Moscow keeps denying it

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Russia says its soldiers aren't fighting in Ukraine, but evidence keeps piling up that Russia has invaded — even in Russia itself. That's caused some protests in Russia and disappointment in Ukraine, where people are feeling abandoned by the outside world.

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PRI's The World

Russians flock to their 'little bit of paradise' in Crimea — and back its annexation

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fighting in eastern Ukraine is putting a serious dent in tourism in Crimea — unless you're Russian. While Ukrainians and Europeans are staying away from the newly-annexed peninsula, Russians are making their usual beach trips there, and say the region is rightfully theirs.

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Intelligence Squared US

Russia Is A Marginal Power

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Russia has long been considered a world power despite ongoing economic, social and political strife. And in recent years, the country has continued to place itself in the international spotlight under less-than-favorable conditions. Some have started to wonder if Russia is really as influential as they used to be.

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On The Media

Should the EU Punish Propagandists?

Friday, April 04, 2014

Dmitry Kiselyov is a Russian television host and head of Russia's state news agency, a role he was appointed to by Vladimir Putin himself in December. That role has prompted the EU to issue sanctions against Kiselyov for being a "central figure of the government propaganda supporting the deployment of Russian forces in Ukraine." Bob speaks with the Committee to Protect Journalists' Joel Simon about the dangerous precedent set by punishing propagandists.

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Money Talking

Why Squeezing the Oligarchs Won't Work

Friday, March 28, 2014

As President Obama tightens the screws on wealthy Russians, they might have to chose between their love for the motherland land or their pocketbooks.    

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The Takeaway

A World on The Edge: Echoes of 1914 in 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Yesterday President Barack Obama promised to use the U.S. military to protect NATO nations against outside threats. "History has a funny way of moving in twists and turns, and not just in a straight line," he said. History also tends to repeat itself, as Margaret MacMillan, professor of history at Oxford University, knows well. She reflects on the fateful summer of 1914 and compares that century-old conflict to the current issues facing the West and Russia.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Official Warns 'Putin Is Not Done in Ukraine'

Monday, March 24, 2014

Though some sanctions have already been put in place against Russia, some U.S. officials believe the political and economic consequences are not yet bold enough to counter the Kremlin's ambitions.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The We Are Invincible Edition

Friday, March 21, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle. This week: U.S. foreign policy, Obamacare by the numbers, and McArdle's new book, The Up Side of Down.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pressure Mounts on Crimea

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

As he annexed Crimea and troops move in, Vladimir Putin gave a speech that Max Seddon, BuzzFeed Russia correspondent covering the crisis in Ukraine, calls "the most significant of his 14-year rule." We discuss the latest developments, including the seizure of a Ukrainian naval base by Russian troops in Sevastapol, Crimea, this morning.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Europe’s response to the Crimean crisis

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Europe’s response to the Crimean crisis

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The Takeaway

Russia's Neighbors on Edge Over Crimea Crisis

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In defiance of the U.S. and Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared his intention to make Crimea a part of the Russian Federation. Latvian and Estonian diplomats tell us how their nations see the Crimea vote.

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The Takeaway

Russia's Neighbors on Edge Over Crimea Crisis | Scientists Discover Major Evidence for Big Bang | The Jeffrey Sinclair Case & Sexual Assault in the Military

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Russia's Neighbors on Edge Over Crimea Crisis | Flight 370 Shows Challenges of Searching the Ocean Floor | Scientists Discover Major Evidence for Big Bang | Why the NRA is Targeting Obama's Surgeon General Pick | The Jeffrey Sinclair Case & Sexual Assault in the Military | New Play Looks at Life & Work of Bruce Lee

The Takeaway

Will Crimea's Vote Trigger a Global Showdown?

Monday, March 17, 2014

On Sunday, an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. Is the map changing, and can this referendum, along with the presence of Russian troops, reverse a half century of history? Nina Khrushcheva, the great-granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev and a professor of international affairs at the New School in New York, looks at Russia's fixation on the past. Ukrainian politician Oleh Rybachuk, a former deputy Prime Minister in Kiev, weighs in on the way forward for Ukraine.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Crimea Voted, Now What?

Monday, March 17, 2014

The US is rejecting the overwhelming referendum by Crimeans to re-join Russia. Indira Lakshmanan, senior foreign policy correspondent for Bloomberg News, discusses what comes next inside the Ukraine and how the US and the EU will respond.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

CAFFEINE!; the Metro-North report; Crimea’s Decision

Monday, March 17, 2014

Did you know that the caffeine in soda is usually made in China? Murray Carpenter is author of Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us and he’ll explain the drug. Plus: what a federal report on the Metro-North crash found about how the rail service was too lax about safety; the latest on the Crimean referendum; and more.

The Takeaway

What Will Putin Do Next?

Friday, March 07, 2014

As the crisis in Crimea continues to escalate, the threat of a new balkanization is fostering a sense of insecurity across the West. Rodger Baker, vice president of Asia-Pacific analysis at the global intelligence research firm Stratfor, explores Russia's occupation of Crimea. Though the conflict can have long-term geopolitical impacts, there is also a great deal of fear emerging in the Crimean peninsula for ethnic minorities. Natalia Antelava, a reporter for the BBC, The New Yorker and PRI's The World, explains.

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On The Media

The State of Crimean Journalism

Friday, March 07, 2014

Last weekend, as Russian troops flooded into Crimea, Ukraine, 30 armed men in unmarked fatigues broke into the office of the Crimean Center for Investigative Journalism in the region's capital. The incident is one of many recent acts of aggression against journalists in the region.

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The Takeaway

Here are the U.S.'s Options in the Ukraine

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Russian forces in Crimea, violent protests in Kiev, escalating tensions between West and East. Here's a breakdown of the proposals Congressional leaders are crafting in response to the Ukraine-Russia crisis.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The international crisis over Ukraine

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The international crisis over Ukraine

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