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ANDY KORPISAH
3 April 2022 - 10:19 AM
A very well informed perspective from Emma.
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Shellie Garrett
14 March 2022 - 03:09 AM
I agree with all the calumny heaped on the head of Putin. It's well earned. However, his threat to resort to nuclear weapons if the US or NATO gets directly…
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Ingrid Hunte
14 March 2022 - 02:10 AM
I am greatly dismayed that we have allowed Russia to flatten so much of Ukraine! Clearly Russia cannot be trusted. Ukraine should be fully supported by the free world until…
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m3solomons_18529
13 March 2022 - 20:42 PM
How does abandoning Ukraine play out in the US. Does it encourage authoritarianism and suppress democracy? Isn't loyalty to the US government hurt and provide bad optics.
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Rebecca Wentworth
13 March 2022 - 18:43 PM
How does abandoning Ukraine play out in the US. Does it encourage authoritarianism and suppress democracy? Isn't loyalty to the US government hurt and provide bad optics.
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Rebecca Wentworth
13 March 2022 - 18:39 PM
What sympathies Emma? The great sacrificial lamb, Ukraine.
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Rebecca Wentworth
13 March 2022 - 18:38 PM
He will continue his cyber threats to encourage the rise of authoritarian groups to erode democracy for the inside of Europe.
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Rebecca Wentworth
13 March 2022 - 18:35 PM
He's a bully he won't stop unless he's stopped. He can always wave his big nuclear threat to get whatever he wants.
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Rebecca Wentworth
13 March 2022 - 18:28 PM
what about the agreement in the past Ukraine gave up nuclear weapons for protection of it's borders
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Rebecca Wentworth
13 March 2022 - 18:23 PM
Chechnya, Syria, Georgia, He won't stop he's on a roll.
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Rebecca Wentworth
13 March 2022 - 18:21 PM
What about Moral committment to democratic government.
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michael_16700
13 March 2022 - 16:45 PM
All war is terrible… but this war is worse than most because it was completely predictable, and as such, completely avoidable. Russia has warned for decades, most emphatically since the…
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ilan sandberg
11 March 2022 - 03:31 AM
Putin has told us who he is - he wants to reconstitute Russia's past glory, as a world power. He has neglected Russia's future, and has done nothing to empower…
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March 11, 2022

Agree to Disagree: Ukraine

As escalation ratchets higher between Russia and the west over Ukraine, Intelligence Squared U.S. examines a core question: Is a confrontation with Russia worth it? And what effects have sanctions really wrought? Kurt Volker, a former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and former Special Representative for Ukraine, argues that defending Ukraine is very much in the west’s security interest. Emma Ashford of the Atlantic Council argues that it is not. And yet both acknowledge that for Russia, the stakes may be considerably higher.

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ABOUT THE DEBATERS
Kurt Volker
Kurt Volker - Former U.S. Ambassador to NATOformer U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine
Kurt Douglas Volker is a former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and former U.S. Special Representative for U... read bio
Emma Ashford
Emma Ashford - Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Emma Ashford is a resident senior fellow with the New American Engagement Initiative in the Scowcrof... read bio