Molly McKew (Lead author of GreatPower.US) joins Ron Steslow to answer a listener’s question about how the current war in Ukraine differs from Russia’s invasion of Georgia in 2008 and the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and why support for Ukraine is greater now than it was then.
(01:12) Keith’s question
(09:40) Russia’s invasion of Georgia
(12:00) How unprepared the U.S. was to respond
(15:14) Russia’s invasion of the Crimean peninsula
(37:00) Why there was so little resistance to Russia’s annexation of Crimea
(43:14) How our domestic politics shaped the lackluster response to Russia’s aggression.
(47:51) What makes this invasion of Ukraine different?