In Search of Monsters — Real Questions for the Realist

Twenty questions this hour on the war in Ukraine. For starters: when will the war end? Can a war look more grotesquely cruel week to week, and look at the same time like a war without end? Can you have a war without a winner? How did this war come to take place? Who gets to convene the war crimes trial, to punish the atrocities in this war, and who gets the defendants to show up?

To answer these questions, host Chris Lydon turns to QI Non-Resident Fellow Stephen Walt who provides an authoritative realist perspective on the war.

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Additionally, check out these related resources:

The horrible dangers of pushing a US proxy war in Ukraine, Anatol Lieven in Responsible Statecraft, April 27th, 2022.

The Ukraine War Doesn’t Change Everything, Stephen Walt in Foreign Policy, April 13th, 2022.

The Realist Case for a Ukraine Peace Deal,  Stephen Walt in Foreign Policy, March 29th, 2022.