संवाद # 38: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on history of Russia-Ukraine, Vladimir Putin’s war & India’s stand

Abhijit Iyer Mitra is a senior research fellow at New Delhi based think tank ‘institute of Peace and Conflict Studies’ where he focuses on defence issues, specialising in defence economics, technology and procurement, nuclear dynamics, governance issues and non-traditional security…

संवाद # 38: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on history of Russia-Ukraine, Vladimir Putin’s war & India’s stand

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Abhijit Iyer Mitra is a senior research fellow at New Delhi based think tank ‘institute of Peace and Conflict Studies’ where he focuses on defence issues, specialising in defence economics, technology and procurement, nuclear dynamics, governance issues and non-traditional security threats.

He has been a Visiting Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Stimson Center, Washington, DC.

0:00 Iyer on his earlier prediction
4:32 Putin has snapped
9:31 Putin’s timing doesn’t make sense
14:15 Ukraine’s history from Vikings to Communists
20:02 How Communists made Akhand Ukraine
26:38 US hypocrisy and meddling
28:18 Ukraine’s geography, ethnicities, languages & electoral history
30:47 A Comedian becomes President
33:22 Azov Battalion & why Putin snapped
38:30 NATO & Cause of War
40:50 Hypocrisy of Europe & US
46:16 Preventive & Pre-emptive war
52:32 Will Putin try to annexe more ex-Soviet areas?
57:48 India’s neutral stand is right
1:01:03 Insurgency ahead?
1:02:42 Why Putin is talking of de-Nazification

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