Assessing the Post-soviet Space a Year on from the Full-Scale Russian Invasion of Ukraine with Thomas de Waal


In a wide ranging conversation that aims to provide a strategic overview of the former Soviet Union as its constituent countries reconfigure their relationships with each other, with the Russian government and with the rest of the world - Ivan Vejvoda and  Thomas de Waal reckon with the complex dynamics of power and shifting influences a year on from the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. From the EU facing societies of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to the central Asian countries with strong links to China to the ebb and flow of the trade routes and border policies that shape the geopolitics of the world, de Waal and Vejvoda discuss the events, tensions and historical forces that are defining the twenty first century.