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In this episode, we talk with Alexander Vindman, a colleague of Anita’s at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins (SAIS), about the Russia-Ukraine War and the potential end game. Vindman’s expertise on Russia and Ukraine military affairs has been featured in numerous media outlets, as well as his articles published in Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post. His book, Here, Right Matters: An American Story, details his pivotal role in the first impeachment of President Donald J. Trump in 2020.
Also, on the show, we discuss Biden’s recent trip to the Middle East, where energy politics was at the top of the agenda, and the assassination of Japan’s former Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, which set off shockwaves in Japan and throughout the world. We discuss Abe’s legacy as a statesman in Asia and the controversies during his term in addressing Japan’s imperial past.
Additionally, Anita shares some good news about her new job.
Topics Discussed in this Episode
- Biden’s Middle East Tour - 05:00
- Legacy of Shinzo Abe - 39:40
- Russia-Ukraine War End game: Interview with Alexander Vindman - 54:30
Articles and Resources Mentioned in Episode
Biden’s Middle East Tour
- Israeli Security Officials Are Divided Over Iran Nuclear Deal (NYT)
- Israel’s unexpected military alliance in the Gulf (The Economist)
- What Biden Got Right on His Trip to the Middle East (NYT)
- Saudi Arabia doubles second-quarter Russian fuel oil imports for power generation (Reuters)
- How Biden Can Reverse China’s Gains in Saudi Arabia (Foreign Policy)
Legacy of Shinzo Abe
- Abe Shinzo left his mark on Asia and the world, not just Japan (The Economist)
- Abe’s Nationalism Is His Most Toxic Legacy (Foreign Policy)
- Abe Ruined the Most Important Democratic Relationship in Asia (Foreign Policy)
Interview with Alexander Vindman