Ukraine is popping up everywhere these days, from President Trump’s impeachment process to Russia’s hidden-in-plain-sight occupation of the former Soviet state’s Crimean region. Why does it seem like one of Europe’s poorest countries is punching above its weight in global headlines? Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer joins Altamar to help look past the daily news cycles and break down the country’s geopolitics. Pifer, an expert at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC and fellow at Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies, explains why Ukrainian President Zelensky must avoid America’s domestic clashes and push through his reformist agenda.
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