On February 17, Emma Ashford was featured on NPR’s Here and Now, discussing the history behind the crisis in Ukraine.

“The current standoff on the Ukrainian border began when Russian President Vladimir Putin provoked fears of an invasion, but the roots of the crisis go back decades.

“Russia and the West have been at odds about the role of NATO in Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union. In the 1990s, some American diplomats warned against the military alliance’s eastward expansion.”

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