THE CABLE PODCAST: Confronting the Kremlin in Eastern Europe

 

The Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are a bulwark against Russian attempts to undermine democracy and stability in Europe. Why did they follow different paths than other former Soviet republics of Eastern Europe since becoming independent in 1991? Greg speaks to Freedom House’s director in Lithuania Vytis Jurkonis about that and the challenges they all face from Kremlin aggression and corruption with the rise of nationalist populism. Greg also talks to Susan about Notre-Dame, Hungary and Ukraine.

The Cable is a production of ICWA and the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group

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Guest

VYTIS JURKONIS

Project Director, Freedom House, Vilnius

 

 

Host

GREGORY FEIFER

Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs

Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power

 

 

The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard.

 

 

Lead image credit: http://www.vilnius-tourism.lt/en/what-to-see/places-to-visit/places-of-interest/the-road-of-freedom/