The impeachment hearings are about allegations of President Donald Trump’s interference with the criminal justice system in Ukraine..
How and why did the United States become so deeply involved in Ukraine in the first place? The video above of an interview of Prof. Stephen F. Cohen, a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union, gives a good background of this.
The conflict in Ukraine stems from a U.S. effort to draw Ukraine into an anti-Russian alliance, and from a military coup in 2014 that brought an anti-Russian government to power in Ukraine.
The Russia of Vladimir Putin is not a country I would want to live in. There are too many unsolved murders of investigative journalists and opposition leaders, too much wealth in the hands of corrupt oligarchs, too much power in the hands of secret intelligence agencies.
But Putin is not paranoid to see a threat to Russia in…
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