Interpreting India
Interpreting India
Feb 10, 2022
Discussing Russia-Ukraine Tensions with Dmitri Trenin
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In this episode, Dmitri Trenin joins Rudra Chaudhuri to discuss the tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Together, they take a closer look at the current impasse and the geopolitics shaping it. With more than 100,000 Russian troops stationed near Ukraine's northern and eastern borders, the situation between Russia and Ukraine is getting more tense. The United States has deployed nearly 2000 additional troops to Poland. 1000 more troops have been moved from Germany to Romania, along Ukraine’s western borders. As far as Russia’s concerned, 30,000 troops have been deployed to Belarus, where they begin military exercises on the 10th of February. French President Macron met with President Putin, hoping to find a diplomatic solution to the current impasse. On the other hand, President Putin and President Xi Jing Ping held the 38th personnel meeting in China.

What are Moscow’s demands? What has the Biden administration missed? Is there any room for a renewed strategic framework between Russia and the west? Is another Helsinki final act even possible?   

Episode Contributors: 

Dmitri Trenin is the Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. He chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program. In 1993, he retired from the Russian army. He served in the Soviet and Russian armed forces between 1972 and 1993, including as a liaison officer in the external relations branch of the Group of Soviet Forces and as a staff member of the delegation to the U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms talks in Geneva from 1985 to 1991. He also taught at the War Studies Department of the Military Institute.

Rudra Chaudhuri is the Director of Carnegie India. His primary research interests include the diplomatic history of South Asia and contemporary security issues. 

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Additional Reading:

1. Are We On the Brink of War? An Interview With Dmitri Trenin

2. What a Week of Talks Between Russia and the West Revealed by Dmitri Trenin

3. What Putin Really Wants in Ukraine by Dmitri Trenin

4. Russia-India: From Rethink to Adjust to Upgrade by Dmitri Trenin

5. Shastri-Ayub Tashkent Pact Ended 1965 War. And Brought Russia into South Asian Politics by Rudra Chaudhuri

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