Steven Pifer, senior fellow and director of the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, examines the relationship between the U.S. and Russia in terms of nuclear policy, arms control, and the conflict with Ukraine.
Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds, fellow in Governance Studies, discusses in a new “What’s Happening in Congress” segment the recent congressional town hall meetings and the likelihood that members of Congress will change their actions when they return to Washington.
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For the past year, you've seen that perhaps no leverage that the US and the West thought it had — aid, sanctions, the freezing of Afghanistan's reserves — has really had an effect on Taliban behavior. The Taliban has essentially done what they had always done. The Afghan people have been in a humanitarian crisis because the Taliban hasn't budged.