NATO encroachment, stinging sanctions and civil war at the border. Political economist Jeffrey Sommers, an expert on the evolution of the former Soviet states, carefully describes the impinging economic and geographic forces shaping decision-making by Moscow’s elite.

Sommers is speaking with Doug Savage, host of International Focus, “Wisconsin’s only regular program devoted to global issues and U.S. foreign policy.” The show airs weekly on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. on Channel 36, a public television channel in Milwaukee, and is associated with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Institute of World Affairs.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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