35 episodes

The Week Ahead In Russia podcast takes a hard look at developments in Russia, its war against Ukraine, and its relations with the rest of the world. It's hosted each Monday by Steve Gutterman, author of RFE/RL's The Week In Russia newsletter, and features a rotating panel of guests.

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The Week Ahead In Russia podcast takes a hard look at developments in Russia, its war against Ukraine, and its relations with the rest of the world. It's hosted each Monday by Steve Gutterman, author of RFE/RL's The Week In Russia newsletter, and features a rotating panel of guests.

    What Biden's Withdrawal And Trump's VP Pick Mean For The War In Ukraine

    What Biden's Withdrawal And Trump's VP Pick Mean For The War In Ukraine

    President Joe Biden has withdrawn from the U.S. presidential race and Donald Trump has picked J.D. Vance as his running mate. Sam Greene, director of Democratic Resilience at CEPA and a professor at the King's Russia Institute, discusses what these developments could mean for Ukraine and its defense against the Russian invasion.

    • 23 min
    The Deadly Legacy Of MH17

    The Deadly Legacy Of MH17

    July 17 marks 10 years since a Russian missile shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over the war zone in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew. Christopher Miller, Ukraine correspondent for the Financial Times and author of The War Came To Us: Life And Death In Ukraine, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.

    • 33 min
    War, Elections, And Summitry

    War, Elections, And Summitry

    NATO leaders meet after a Russian strike on a children's hospital underscores the horrors of Russia's war on Ukraine. And the U.S. election looms after votes in Britain and France. Nigel Gould-Davies, the senior fellow for Russia and Eurasia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.

    • 21 min
    Fights For The Future

    Fights For The Future

    What do Western elections and new support deals mean for Ukraine's defense against Russia? And a year later, how is the Wagner mutiny still reverberating across Russia and beyond? Mark Galeotti, author of Downfall: Prigozhin, Putin, And The New Fight For The Future Of Russia, joins host Steve Gutterman discuss.

    • 31 min
    One Year After The Wagner Mutiny

    One Year After The Wagner Mutiny

    How has the rebellion by Yevgeny Prigozhin and his Wagner mercenary force changed Russia, and what effects may still be to come? Kirill Shamiev, a fellow at the European Council of Foreign Relations and an expert on Russia and civil-military relations, joins the host to discuss.

    • 23 min
    On The Battlefield And Beyond

    On The Battlefield And Beyond

    How will relaxed U.S. rules for Ukraine's use of American weapons affect Kyiv's defense against Russia's invasion? And can the upcoming Peace Summit in Switzerland make a difference? Olga Oliker, program director for Europe and Central Asia at the Crisis Group, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.

    • 25 min

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