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Alina Polyakova: Why Ukraine Matters | GZERO World

Why Ukraine is the target of Russian aggression – analyst Alina Polyakova

Tensions continue to escalate in Ukraine with Russian troop build-up and constant cyberattacks.

Will Putin invade Ukraine? Ian Bremmer speaks with Russia/Ukraine expert Alina Polyakova of the Center for European Policy Analysis, who believes that all the signals are pointing to a Russian invasion of Ukraine - though that could strengthen NATO.

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Russian Hackers' Arrests Timing Likely Just Coincidence, Says Ukraine Analyst | GZERO World

Russian hackers' arrests timing likely just coincidence, says Ukraine analyst

Russia recently arrested 14 hackers from REvil, a ransomware gang involved in last year's cyberattack against the Colonial Pipeline in the US.

Some think it was a gesture by Vladimir Putin to deescalate tensions with the US over Ukraine. But analyst Alina Polyakova tells Ian Bremmer she doesn't buy it.

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Ukraine’s Fragile Democracy Needs Help | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Ukraine’s fragile democracy needs help

Ukraine's democracy has a lot of problems. Then again, the country has only had it for 30 years, not 200.

"It's a country that is still finding out what it means to be a democracy," says Ukraine analyst Alina Polyakova in an interview on GZERO World with Ian Bremmer.

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Putin Shouldn't Test NATO Unity, Says Analyst Alina Polyakova | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Putin shouldn't test NATO unity, says analyst Alina Polyakova

The US has been leading the flurry of diplomacy to stop war in Ukraine. Why? For Ukraine expert Alina Polyakova, because the Europeans are not united.

NATO's response is thus (so far) fractured, she tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

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Will Putin Invade Ukraine? | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Will Putin invade Ukraine?

Will Putin invade Ukraine? That's the million-dollar question. Joe Biden certainly seems to think so. But whether Vladimir Putin will actually do it, or is just playing political chess, is anyone's guess.

Putin has long griped about the collapse of the Soviet Union, which explains how he feels about Ukraine. The US and NATO accuse him of posturing, but he thinks NATO is doing the same.

In a new episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, Ukraine expert Alina Polyakova says the Russian leader has put a “noose” around Ukraine with his troop build-up along the border and cyberattacks. Putin has responded to Western diplomacy with demands that are impossible to meet.

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Podcast: Ukraine crisis: the signals pointing to Russian invasion

Listen: Tensions in Ukraine are high as Russia builds up its military capacity along the border. Cyber attacks on Kyiv have also increased. Can the US and NATO do anything to deescalate the situation, or will Putin decide to invade?

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Putin Has a “Noose” Around Ukraine, Says Russia Analyst Alina Polyakova | GZERO World

Putin has a “noose” around Ukraine, says Russia analyst Alina Polyakova

What’s going on in Vladimir Putin’s mind? That’s the million-dollar question.

Ukraine and Russia analyst Alina Polyakova doesn’t think it’s anything good.

Russia's president, she says, has put a “noose” around Ukraine with a troop build-up along the border that could spell invasion in the near term. The US has led an effort to deescalate the situation through diplomacy.

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