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What Does Putin Really Want?

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This week on the show: Two Russia experts on Moscow’s Ukraine gambit.

Tensions between the United States and Russia have reached their highest point since the end of the Cold War in recent weeks over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s troop deployment along the Ukrainian border. But will Russia invade Ukraine? Or will the threat of U.S. sanctions deter Putin?

For some clarity, FP Playlist is featuring this week a conversation between FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal and two Russia experts: Michael McFaul, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, and FP’s own Amy Mackinnon, who covers Russia and the region.

About Foreign Policy Playlist:  Each week, Foreign Policy’s national security and intelligence reporter Amy Mackinnon will recommend one podcast from around the world and play an excerpt.  The curated show is designed to help listeners interested in the things we are—great stories, compelling interviews, and cogent analysis on international affairs—sort through the overwhelming variety of podcasts out there and find the best ones. And occasionally you’ll hear audio from our own newsroom.  FP Playlist replaces our flagship podcast First Person. You can download a new episode each Wednesday on Apple, Spotify, and all the other usual places. Love podcasts just as much as we do? Wed love to feature your favorite foreign-policy podcasts on Foreign Policy Playlist. Reach out to us by clicking on the link here.  See All Episodes

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The History of Ukraine’s Identity

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