Friday, 13 December 2013 | A Public Affair
As Ukraine’s opposition continues to press forward with its standoff with the government, what can be expected in Ukraine if tension continues to build?
On Friday December 13th, our host Esty Dinur spoke with Tarik Amar, professor of history at Columbia University with extensive experience in Ukraine. Dinur also spoke with Ambassador Valery Kuchinsky who is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, and a former ambassador for the Ukrainian mission to the United Nations about the rising tensions in Ukraine.
Amar and Kuchinsky analyzed the complex issues that are taking place in Ukraine right now and what it could mean for the future of Ukraine’s government. Over the course of the show Dinur, Amar and Kuchinsky brought up several important questions about the turmoil in Ukraine. What could happen if Ukraine joins the European Union? What is Russia’s role in this situation and how could it affect the out come?