Is this war about geopolitics? – With Danylo Lubkivsky

Can geopolitics explain Russia’s war against Ukraine? Does the idea of “great powers’ struggle” help us understand its nature and causes? Is this war about the confrontation of values, interests, civilizations, or something else? In the new episode of “Explaining Ukraine” podcast Volodymyr Yermolenko, chief editor at, talks with Danylo Lubkivsky, a Ukrainian diplomat, director of the Kyiv Security Forum. is brought to you by Internews Ukraine.