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In this episode, we begin with the latest developments in the Russia-Ukraine crisis, where war appears imminent. We’ll consider how the West will respond and what the Ukrainian resistance might look like. Then onto the Canadian Convoy protest and what it signals for the larger populist movement on the right both in the US and elsewhere. Finally, we’ll wrap up by visiting the national elections in France and Hungary where many of the same themes seen in North America are front and center.
Also, check out Anita’s appearance on the Clubhouse’s ‘The Big Picture’ hosted by Pyotr Kurzin where she fields questions about Russia-China relations and the impact of the Ukraine crisis.
Topics Discussed in this Episode
- Russia-Ukraine: Likelihood of war and the West’s response - 9:40
- Canadian Trucker Protest and the Global Right - 29:30
- French and Hungarian National Elections - 43:00
Articles Mentioned in Episode
Russia-Ukraine: Likelihood of war and the West’s response
- Biden Says Putin Has Chosen ‘Catastrophic’ War Over Diplomacy (NYT)
- Can Ukrainian Resistance Foil a Russian Victory? (War on the Rocks; Brian Petit)
- Why the West’s Diplomacy With Russia Keeps Failing (The Atlantic; Anne Applebaum)
Canadian Trucker Protest and the Global Right
- Trudeau invokes emergency powers to shut down Canada’s protests (The Economist)
- Ottawa truckers' convoy galvanizes far-right worldwide (Politico)
- How American right-wing funding for Canadian trucker protests could sway U.S. politics (PBS Newshour)
French and Hungarian National Elections
- French election 2022 (The Economist)
- Trump encouraged French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour in phone call, campaign says (Politico)
- The Local’s French election podcast (The Local)
- As Orban runs for re-election, Hungary’s opposition fears fraud (The Economist)
- Why Conservatives Around the World Have Embraced Hungary’s Viktor Orbán (The New Yorker)
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