Jan 9 • 1HR 12M

Who's winning the war in Ukraine?

A discussion with Anatoly Karlin

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In this podcast, I discuss the war in Ukraine with Anatoly Karlin. He’s a prolific blogger, intelligence researcher and Russian nationalist. Eight days before the invasion he penned a widely-read essay, ‘Regathering of the Russian Lands’, which was mentioned in the New York Times. You can find him on Twitter and Substack.

We cover the following issues: why Russia’s initial assault on Kiev failed; why loss ratios are roughly equal; why “glue sniffers” on “Z Twitter” are wrong; why China hasn’t given Russia NATO-scale military aid; and why a stalemate is by far the most likely outcome.

Image: Astemir Almov, Moscow, Russia, 2017

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