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14 Feb, 2022 07:03

Russia needs to look in the mirror over Ukraine, NATO expansion – adviser to former President Obama (E1008)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to President Obama’s and President Clinton’s National Security Council director for European affairs, Professor Charles Kupchan. He discusses the state of the European Union after a tumultuous 2010s filled with populism and refugee crises, the EU’s record on maintaining peace on the continent, Britain’s post-Brexit foreign policy, Joe Biden’s handling of tensions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis with threats of sanctions, Eastern European countries near Russia wanting to join NATO, Moscow and Beijing’s closer relationship as a result of Western sanctions, and much more. Finally, we speak to Dr. Wandia Njoya, senior lecturer of French and African literature at Daystar University. She discusses the lack of knowledge in Kenya about British colonial atrocities and the ‘colonial’ education system, the Mau Mau uprising and the subsequent brutal British crackdown and administration of concentration camps, the migration of British aristocrats and public-school graduates during the colonial era, and their lingering legacy on Kenyan politics and education.


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