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    • Why Putin Took Crimea

    • By: Daniel Treisman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s seizure of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in early 2014 was the most consequential decision of his 16 years in power. By annexing a neighboring country’s territory by force, Putin overturned in a single stroke the assumptions on which the post–Cold War European order had rested. The question of why Putin took this step is of more than historical interest.

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    • Normal Countries

    • The East 25 Years After Communism
    • By: Andrei M. Shleifer, Daniel Treisman
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 35 mins
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    Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, critics say postcommunist reforms have failed. But the evidence says otherwise. Transition states in Europe and Eurasia have become normal countries - no worse, and sometimes better, than other states at comparable levels of development.

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