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The War in Ukraine, Explained — Part 1: Why did Putin go to war‪?‬ Vox Conversations

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Russia's invasion of Ukraine is one of the biggest and most confusing political events of our lifetimes. We aim to bring some clarity in this special four-part series from Vox Conversations and host Zack Beauchamp, The War in Ukraine, Explained.
In part one, Zack speaks with political scientist Yoshiko Herrera about the country responsible for the war: Russia. They explore why Vladimir Putin decided to launch the invasion, what Russians think about the war, and how this conflict might change Russia's future.
Host: Zack Beauchamp (@zackbeauchamp), Senior Correspondent, Vox
Guest: Yoshiko Herrera (@yoshikoherrera), professor of political science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
References: 


"9 big questions about Russia's war in Ukraine, answered" by Zack Beauchamp (Vox; Mar. 30)


"The Bully in the Bubble: Putin and the Perils of Information Isolation" by Adam E. Casey and Seva Gunitsky (Foreign Affairs; Feb. 4)


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This episode was made by: 


Producer: Erikk Geannikis


Editor: Amy Drozdowska


Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall


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Russia's invasion of Ukraine is one of the biggest and most confusing political events of our lifetimes. We aim to bring some clarity in this special four-part series from Vox Conversations and host Zack Beauchamp, The War in Ukraine, Explained.
In part one, Zack speaks with political scientist Yoshiko Herrera about the country responsible for the war: Russia. They explore why Vladimir Putin decided to launch the invasion, what Russians think about the war, and how this conflict might change Russia's future.
Host: Zack Beauchamp (@zackbeauchamp), Senior Correspondent, Vox
Guest: Yoshiko Herrera (@yoshikoherrera), professor of political science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
References: 


"9 big questions about Russia's war in Ukraine, answered" by Zack Beauchamp (Vox; Mar. 30)


"The Bully in the Bubble: Putin and the Perils of Information Isolation" by Adam E. Casey and Seva Gunitsky (Foreign Affairs; Feb. 4)


Enjoyed this episode? Rate Vox Conversations ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.
Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Vox Conversations by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.
Support Vox Conversations by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts
This episode was made by: 


Producer: Erikk Geannikis


Editor: Amy Drozdowska


Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall


Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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