Dec 10, 2021 • 39M

Are we really ready for war with Russia? Lyle Goldstein crashes in with a bit of reality

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Lyle Goldstein, author of  Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry, and director of Asian engagement at Defense Priorities, breaks down the fragile dynamics in Russia over the Ukraine issue, and blames in part, NATO expansion and Washington rhetoric for pushing the boundaries and putting Ukraine itself in "the crosshairs." What would happen if Russia invaded? Goldstein warns the West needs to be careful what it wishes for. In the first segment, Kelley and Dan talk about this week's Democracy Summit and the hypocrisies borne out of the Biden Administration deciding who is "in" and who is "out" of Washington's warm embrace for the two-day confab.

More from Lyle Goldstein:

What The Georgia War Means for U.S.-Russia Relations -- The National Interest -- November 2021

Here's How China Sees North Korea's Military Strategy -- The National Interest -- November 2021

Where is the Russia-China Relationship Headed? -- The National Interest -- November 2021