50 - Europe's Uneasy Unity in the Ukraine War


50 - Europe's Uneasy Unity in the Ukraine War


European unity is being tested in the Ukraine war on three issues: energy, food, and a way forward to ending the war. Russia's cuts in energy exports to Europe, its blockade of Ukraine grain shipments, and its evident playing for time to achieve its expansive security ambitions all tend to exacerbate tensions within the alliance. I examine Europe's responses to these issues in this episode.