The Ukrainian Election and US-Russia Relations

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With all the makings of a John Le Carre spy novel -- a rigged election, a popular uprising, and the poisoning of a charismatic politician -- the real-life drama that-s been playing out in Ukraine over the past several weeks appears headed for resolution. Opposition candidate Viktor Yuschenko has emerged as the clear leader in Sunday-s election, but will he be able to keep his campaign promises of reform? Can he govern a country torn between East and West? Will the -orange revolution- that helped bring him to power have an impact on other countries in the region? Guest host Sara Terry explores the election's potential impact on the Kremlin and other former Soviet republics, and what role the US might play, with journalists covering the election, Soviet experts in the US and Russia, and a former foreign policy advisor to Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
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Guest host Sara Terry is an award-winning writer and photographer, who has written for the Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Fast Company, Rolling Stone and the Boston Globe. Her photo-documentary project, Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace, will be published in September, 2005.



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