Sam is a tutor of politics and international relations at the University of Oxford, and an Associate Fellow at the British defence think tank, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). He contributes regularly to media outlets, such as Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, Newsweek, and Al-Monitor, and think tanks, such as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Middle East Institute. In this podcast we discuss:
What was behind Ukraine’s recent counter-offensive win
Why the Russian army is weaker than expected
Why the counter-offensive started in September
How the West is supporting Ukraine
How internal dissent within the West could reduce support
Whether Russia has any gas leverage left with Europe
Status of the new war front between Armenia and Azerbaijan
Whether Putin’s popularity suffered
How the main players around Putin are faring
Whether Ukraine aims to recapture the Donbas and Crimea
Whether there are peace talks
Points of escalation from Russia
Lessons from Russia-Chechnya wars
You can follow Sam on Twitter for updates. You can also get details of Sam’s upcoming book, Putin’s War on Ukraine, here.
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