Geopolitics Decanted by Silverado

How Russia’s Winter Offensive Could Backfire

Episode Summary

Dmitri Alperovitch sits down with Michael Kofman to discuss the strategic mistakes of Russia's current offensive in the Donbas and the prospects of an upcoming Ukrainian counteroffensive. We also dive into the implications of the remarkable Prigozhin vs Shoigu gangland-style fight ('razborki' in Russian) and how Russian incompetence may have been the best Ukrainian asset in this war. Mike predicts another Russian mobilization wave may come later this year. And for the one year anniversary of the war, we discuss what we have gotten wrong thus far and why. Music: Ukrainian Fury (Ukrainian adaptation of Bella Ciao) by Khrystyna Soloviy