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The Takeaway

Another Cold War? Russia Can't Afford It

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The economic climate of today's Russia is nothing like the Soviet Union's was two decades ago — and that could be the crucial factor that prevents the current conflict over Crimea from escalating.

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Five Pivotal Ukrainian Classical Music Figures

Monday, March 10, 2014

With the conflict in the Ukraine dominating the headlines in recent weeks, the world’s eyes have turned to the turmoil along the Black Sea. Here are five noteworthy artists from the country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ukrainian Crisis Update

Monday, March 10, 2014

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs magazine and author of the book How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, discusses the latest on the crisis in Ukraine, particularly on the different votes and decisions about the future of Crimea, and takes your calls on how and why borders should change.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, edited together to listen to on the weekend: a privacy debate, Ukraine, and telling the story of disability through film.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

David Remnick and Masha Lipman on Vladimir Putin and Ukraine.

Friday, March 07, 2014

David Remnick and Masha Lipman on Vladimir Putin and Ukraine.

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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

RT Anchor Breaks The Rules

Friday, March 07, 2014

Abby Martin, an anchor for the Kremlin-funded news channel Russia Today, launched herself into the headlines this week by sternly denouncing Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. On her show Breaking The Setshe said: “Just because I work here, for RT, doesn't mean I don't have editorial independence and I can't stress enough how strongly I am against any state intervention in sovereign nations' affairs. What Russia did is wrong.” Given that RT is widely regarded as a 24-hour propaganda machine engineered to polish Russia’s image abroad, Martin shocked many with her outburst. Bob talks with Martin about why she wasn't afraid to speak out. 

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Gabfest Radio

The Plight Of The Oscars

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: what’s going on with Russia and Ukraine, the always polarizing spectacle that is the Academy Awards, and what’s new in the ever-changing fashion world.

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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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Money Talking

It's the Economy: The Roots of the Crisis in Ukraine

Friday, March 07, 2014

In Ukraine, what started as an economic crisis has turned political. What will it take to resolve the stalemate?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Update from Ukraine

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The situation in Ukraine remains tense. We’ll get an update from Bloomberg View columnist Marc Champion, who’s on the ground in Crimea.

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The Takeaway

In the Crimea Crisis, the U.S. Turns the Screw

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Is the Ukraine crisis a reassertion of Russian pride and is Crimea becoming the symbol of Russia's reemergence as an empire in Eastern Europe? Many on Capitol Hill and in academia have long argued that the moment would come when Russia would try to get back some of what it lost after the fall of the Soviet Union—is this new crisis an "I told you so" moment from the voices in D.C. who never believed the Cold War is over? Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, and Michael Hirsh, Chief Correspondent for the National Journal, join The Takeaway to explain.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Geopolitics of the Crisis in Ukraine

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus at NYU and Princeton, contributing editor to The Nation and author of Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War, explains the political forces in the U.S., E.U. and Russia that are driving the crisis in Ukraine - and the possibilities for how it might end.

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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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The Takeaway

The Crimea Crisis: Views from Moscow & Ukraine

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The international community is on edge as the crisis between Ukraine and Russia continues to develop. Today The Takeaway examines the crisis in Crimea from the Russian and Ukrainian perspectives. Dmitry Babich, political analyst for the Voice of Russia Radio, explains the view from Moscow. Representing the Ukrainian-American perspective is Borys Potapenko, former president and current vice chair of the Ukrainian Congress Committee in Detroit.

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The Takeaway

Russia Demands Crimea Surrender

Monday, March 03, 2014

On Monday, an ultimatum was issued from Russia's Black Sea Fleet and delivered to Ukrainian forces in Crimea—the message from Russian naval forces was to surrender by 5:00 AM local time on Tuesday—or face an all-out assault. Natalia Antelava is in Ukraine reporting for PRI's The World. She provides a look at the rising tensions on the ground in Crimea. Steven Pifer, a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine from 1998 to 2000 and is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, weighs in on the way forward for Ukraine, Russia and the international community. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ukraine, Russia, US

Monday, March 03, 2014

Steve Clemons, senior fellow and director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and blogger, talks about the latest in the tug of war between Russia and the West over Ukraine, and Russia's presence in the Crimean region.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Crimea and a cash shortage take centre stage in Ukraine

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Crimea and a cash shortage take centre stage in Ukraine

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | February 25, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Also on Today's Show: What role should international institutions play in helping Ukraine's troubled economy amid the political upheaval? ... A look at how congress might respond to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's proposal to reduce troop numbers to pre-World War II levels ... Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that would further criminalize homosexuality. Will this harsh legislation jeopardize U.S.-Uganda relations?

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