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Ukraine at the Tipping Point
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The crisis over the November 21 presidential election results that has unfolded in the streets of Kiev during the last few days is escalating by the minute.

Supporters of Prime Minister Yanukovich, who has claimed victory, are threatening to secede if the Moscow-backed candidate is not sworn in. Backers of the opposition candidate Victor Yushchenko have threatened to physically obstruct the current President’s movements if their demands are not met.

Hear a discussion on how a Ukraine at the tipping point could affect stability in the region and U.S. foreign policy.

Guests:

David Holley, Moscow correspondent for the Los Angeles Times;
Gene Fishel, expert on the Ukraine at the US Department of State;
Yohanan Ivan Petrovsky, assistant professor of history at Northwestern University, native to Ukraine, former professor at Ukraine Kyiv Shevchenko University;
Michael McFaul, fellow at the Hoover Institution, associate professor of political science at Stanford University and a non-resident associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, co-author of Between Dictatorship and Democracy: Russian Post-Communist Political Reform.

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