“If wars were won by spreading memes, the Russians would have lost many times over,” says the special guest on this episode of “On the Barricades,” Mark Sleboda. He is a former US Navy specialist, a military expert, and an academic who attended the London School of Economics before becoming a senior lecturer at Moscow State University. He is still in Moscow, and he provides a very serious, sober, and specific evaluation of the current on the ground, analyzing all of the major events of the last three weeks that are directly or indirectly related to the ongoing military campaign.
Together with the show’s hosts, Maria Cernat and Boyan Stanislavski Mark discusses the evolving military and political situation and offers insights and comments that you are unlikely to ever see in the mainstream media anywhere in the Western world. We discuss the military errors made by Russian strategists, the unrealistic initial Russian expectations, and some of the rather inexplicable (at least by simple logic) moves made by both the official Ukrainian authorities and the Russian offensive forces. We also talk about the hopes that both sides of this horrifying war seem to have.
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