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A War for the Former Soviet Union

The former Soviet Union is looking a bit restive nowadays - putting it mildly. 

Russia has more than one hundred thousand troops on Ukraine’s borders - and has invaded Ukraine before - and has been fighting a war there ever since.

And in the last few days, many Americans have learned there is a country called Kazakhstan, even if they can’t find it on a map. And Russia is playing a role to prop up the authoritarian government there.

To help us understand what’s going on, we have the perfect guest. William Courtney is the former ambassador to Kazakhstan and is now a senior fellow at the Rand Corporation.

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