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U.S. Plans Beijing Olympics Diplomatic Boycott, Trump’s History Tour, and More

December 9, 2021

The United States announces a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, former President Donald Trump kicks off his History Tour, and Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual Constitution Day address amid rising Russia-Ukraine tensions.

 

Articles and Statements Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Barton Gellman, “Trump’s Next Coup Has Already Begun,” The Atlantic, December 6, 2021

 

Robert Kagan, “Our constitutional crisis is already here,” Washington Post, September 23, 2021

 

Jen Psaki, Remarks on the U.S. diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, The White House, December 6, 2021

 

Vladimir Putin, “On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians,” The Kremlin, July 12, 2021

 

The Ukrainian army has got better at fighting Russian-backed separatists,” The Economist, November 30, 2021