Eleanor Beardsley: Putin and Biden summon the Cold War

CJR · Eleanor Beardsley: Putin and Biden summon the Cold War

The Biden administration on Friday warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could happen within days, and again advised Americans to leave Ukraine “now.” The advice is strangely at odds with what day-to-day life feels like in the country. How do Putin’s and Biden’s age—and Cold War experience—shape the current crisis?

Eleanor Beardsley, Paris correspondent for NPR, recently traveled to Ukraine. On this week’s Kicker, she joins Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of CJR, to discuss her recent reporting, and how different the Russian threat looks on the ground.

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French president Macron is helping facilitate negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, Eleanor Beardsley, All Things Considered

Russia, Ukraine, and the front lines of information warfare, Amanda Darrach, CJR

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Amanda Darrach is a contributor to CJR and a visiting scholar at the University of St Andrews School of International Relations. Follow her on Twitter @thedarrach.