Adnan Hadad joined the Syrian revolution because he wanted to live freely in his own country. He’s now an exile in Paris. He understands what Ukrainians are now experiencing—and how much worse it can get—in a way most people can’t. Claire Berlinski spoke to him about Syria, Ukraine, Putin, Obama, Biden, red lines, US foreign policy, and how the world decides what it cares about.
War In Ukraine
In this episode of The Cosmopolicast, Livia Ponzio and Monique Camarra describe in chilling detail the global network of disinformation Russia has built to confuse, overwhelm and destabilize democracy.
NICOLAS TENZER, PARIS If we don’t fight it now, we will lose it—like all the previous ones
CHRISTINE QUIRK, NICE Nothing, writes Christine Quirk, who has been watching Ukrainians do the hard work of figuring out how to be a democracy. We can do it, too.
ROBIN HÄGGBLOM, HELSINKI It’s easy to think we have a better idea what’s happening in Ukraine than we really do.
Vladislav Davidzon and Claire Berlinski talk about Ukraine, Russia, his wife, his rabbi, burning his Russian passport, rescuing refugees, the effect of the war on his nieces, Zelensky, and going to the Louvre.
ADAM GARFINKLE, WASHINGTON D.C. Germany’s emergence as a true global power, with a military to match its economy, will shape the future far more than the fate of Ukraine—or even Russia.
JOSHUA TREVIÑO, AUSTIN Could the war in Ukraine have been stopped before it began?
JOSHUA TREVIÑO, AUSTIN The mutual drive to widen the war.
TECUMSEH COURT, UNDISCLOSED LOCATION An introduction to “Warfighting,” the how-to manual for the US Marines, and its practical application in Ukraine. Part III of III: Pros talk logistics.