The Promise and Peril of Russian Defeat
Ukraine and American Interests
December 20, 2022: Putin visits Belarus, Dutch Prime Minister apologizes for slave trade role and January 6 Panel refers criminal charges for Donald Trump to Justice Department.
President Vladimir Putin declared martial law in the four Ukrainian regions that Russia partially controls on Wednesday.
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: the horror ahead in Ukraine, why climate change must be adapted to as well as opposed (11:25) and why France needs a proper debate ahead of its presidential election (15:40).
A look at how Russian President Vladimir Putin maintains control over the country and critics like Alexey Navalny.
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