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Talk Eastern Europe is back after the short August break. Adam opens the episode with a rundown of the most important stories that took place over the last several weeks, including the death of Yevgeny Prigozhin, F-16s for Ukraine, the Azerbaijani blockade of the Lachin Corridor and Georgia’s attempts to impeach its president.

Later, Adam is joined by Mark Temnycky, a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center and an accredited freelance journalist covering Eurasian affairs and European energy security matters. They discuss the role of sanctions and their role in stopping (or not) Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. They also touch on the ongoing Ukrainian counter-offensive as well as the recent US political developments and the recent Republican primary debate.

Read more: “The dream of sanctions stopping wars” by Svenja Petersen. New Eastern Europe Issue 3-4/2023,

“Armenia: Russia’s backdoor to circumvent sanctions” by Aleksandar Srbinovski, New Eastern Europe 26 May 2023.

More by Mark Temnycky on New Eastern Europe:
“Azerbaijan tightens blockade as Armenia calls for assistance”

“Uncertainty lies ahead for Georgia”

“The Russo-Belarusian Union State is here”

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