There are many facets of the current Russia-Ukraine issue that are not being reported on, so we contacted our man on the ground in Kiev, Reuben Johnson, who agreed to take a few minutes today to fill us in on what's really going on over there. He examines the debate about whether the U.S. should even get involved in the conflict, Article 5 of NATO's charter, and the Budapest agreement of 1994 – all in advocation of defending Ukraine from Russian advance. He also looks at China and the controversy surrounding their hosting of the Olympics.
We started the week out with Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson and he's back with us today to finish out the week and to look at a number of issues, including the consequences of America's behavior in the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan. Confidence in the U.S. among NATO nations, as well as Ukraine, is plummeting – should a neighbor country act aggressively, it's no longer certain that the U.S. would intervene to help out. He also covers Russia's and China's potential future geopolitical plans, the pandemic moving forward, and even a little on the California governor recall election.
Election fraud and interference actually do happen, especially in the country of Belarus. Defense and aerospace veteran Reuben Johnson (www.thebulwark.com), is back with us from Kiev, Ukraine to examine the blatantly fraudulent election in Belarus and how it affects the area. Will Putin risk another revolution on his border? More importantly, will he invade the country like he did Crimea?
Mr. Johnson details the geopolitics of Eastern Europe, including how NATO would respond should Russia invade another country, what the U.S.'s involvement would be, and how China could benefit from the current chaos in Europe.