March 8, 2022

A Dispatch From Ukraine

Maria and Julio are joined by ITT All-Star Terrell Jermaine Starr, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and host of the Black Diplomats podcast, to discuss his reporting on the ground in Ukraine and the impact of Western sanctions on Russia. They also unpack political responses to the invasion. And we hear from Asami Terajima, political reporter for the Kyiv Independent.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • “Ukraine’s crisis has made clear who creates the Western news landscape, and perhaps more important, who the news is made for,” writes Ayman Mohyeldin in this piece for MSNBC.

  • In this piece for The Nation, Ruchi Kumar and Ivan Flores write about Afghan refugees experiencing war and displacement once again after settling in Ukraine.   

  • Trans and non-binary people in Ukraine are fearful for what the future holds — and struggling to flee the country due to documentation requirements — reports Ben Hunte in this piece for Vice News

Photo credit: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda