Vladimir Putin may be unpredictable, but his direction seems to be clear. That’s the view of our guest today, Fred Kagan, who is a return guest.

As of what we know now, February 25th, there are at least 1,100 Russian casualties in Ukraine, and Russian forces are entering Kiev. President Biden has announced new sanctions, but oil and natural gas are still exempt from sanctions, and Russia is still part of the SWIFT BANKING SYSTEM. So it’s not clear how tight the economic noose is tightening around Moscow.

Fred is the Director of the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also working closely with the Russia team at the Institute for the Study of War.
Fred is a former professor of military history at the US Military Academy at West Point. He completed his PhD in Soviet and Russian military history at Yale University.

Fred is in close contact with military officials in the US, NATO and a range of sources in Ukraine and Russia.

We want to talk to Fred less about minute to minute developments and more about where this is going with a longer sweep of history as our backdrop.

The Critical Threats Project – https://www.criticalthreats.org/
Institute for the Study of War – https://understandingwar.org/
Fred’s recent oped ,“Putin has changed the world — and the US must adapt or lose” – https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/595304-putin-has-changed-the-world-and-the-us-must-adapt-or-lose?rl=1

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  1. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    Am I the only one who cannot get this recording to play?

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    Duane Oyen

    No, it is screwed up-  Senor apparently sent an ODM format file rather than mp3.  Somebody in the Ricochet staff needs to tell him.

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