For the second interview in our short series on the Ukraine Crisis—the first of which was with Dr Paul Craig Roberts—we are once again joined by the lawyer, writer and university lecturer Adeyinka Makinde, who has appeared on the programme several times in the past to speak on geopolitcal matters.
In this in-depth interview, recorded on 8 April 2022, Adeyinka Makinde draws upon his considerable knowledge and understanding of military history and international relations to share with us his perspective on the historical, political and geographical conditions that he argues have led to the current Crisis.
Adeyinka Makinde trained for the law as a barrister. He lectures in criminal law and public law at a university in London, and has an academic research interest in intelligence & security matters. He is a contributor to a number of websites for which he has written essays and commentaries on international relations, politics and military history. He has served as a programme consultant and provided expert commentary for BBC World Service Radio, China Radio International and the Voice of Russia. (Of his past TMR appearances, the following interview most helpfully provides further background to some of the points discussed in this programme: TMR 198 : Adeyinka Makinde : Russia & Britain - An Enduring But Fruitless Rivalry.)
[Ukraine, Russia, Donbas, Crimea, Georgia, NATO, Minsk, Maidan, Soviet Union, Cold War, Zelenski, Kolomoyskyi, Putin, Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Yanukovych, Victoria Nuland, James Baker, Halford Mackinder, Brzezinski, Frederick Kagan, Douglas Hurd, Third Rome, Wolfowitz Doctrine, George F Kennan, Jack Matlock, William J Burns, Nord Stream 2, Bandera, Azov, Pravy Sektor, C14, Svoboda, ultranationalism, Bucha, Just War Theory]