1/27/23 Ted Snider on the Missed Opportunities to Avoid War in Ukraine

1/27/23 Ted Snider on the Missed Opportunities to Avoid War in Ukraine

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Ted Snider is back to discuss his recent article for the Libertarian Institute. In it, Snider documents the many chances that were missed to avoid the war in Ukraine and a handful of opportunities to stop the war after Russia invaded. In this interview, Scott and Snider examine that history. They agree that the unnecessary nature of this war makes the present bloodshed that much more tragic. And that the war will probably end with similar conditions to what would have come about through talks and agreements before the war, which renders further fighting to be largely pointless.  

Discussed on the show:

  • “The Missed Opportunities of the War in Ukraine” (Libertarian Institute)
  • “Time is not on Ukraine’s side” (Washington Post)
  • “The U.S. Approach to Ukraine’s Border War Isn’t Working. Here’s What Biden Should Do Instead” (Politico)
  • “The First Months of U.S. Relations with the New Russia, 1992” (GWU National Security Archive)
  • “Diplomatic Cables Show Russia Saw NATO Expansion as a Red Line” (ACURA)
  • “Zelensky Flounders in Bid to End Ukraine’s War” (Foreign Policy)
  • “Fact Checking Zelensky on Non-Alignment” (Antiwar.com)

Ted Snider has a graduate degree in philosophy and writes on analyzing patterns in U.S. foreign policy and history. He is a regular writer for Truthout, MondoWeiss and antiwar.com.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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