‘Nuclear War? Yawn!’

The Ukraine’s counteroffensive against Russia is underway, but what would it take to bring these two nations to the negotiating table? Foreign-policy scholar Walter Russell Mead joins Dispatch Executive Editor Adam O’Neal to share insights from his recent trip to Ukraine. They discuss:

-The normalcy of life in war

-What a “successful” counteroffensive looks like

-Opportunities for the U.S.

-The end of the Russian empire and a new nation

-(Unrealistic) theories of victory

-Engaging with nuclear adversaries

-How to get to the negotiating table

Show Notes:

-Watch: Adam O’Neal interviews Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead’s page at Hudson Institute

The Arc of a Covenant available online

-Walter Russell Mead’s page at Wall Street Journal

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