Terrell Jermaine Starr, a foreign affairs journalist in Kyiv, Ukraine, gives the most detailed story about the Ukraine/Russia conflict.
Terrell Jermaine Starr from Kyiv, Ukraine.
I watched Tifanny Cross’ Cross Connection today. I was pleasantly surprised to hear independent foreign affairs journalist Terrell Jermaine Starr take on the Russia/Ukraine conflict and its geopolitical and local implications. Standard cable programming does not lend itself to more in-depth coverage, which I think Americans need on war & peace issues.
I decided to contact Mr. Starr as soon as the segment was over. He said we could do it right away if we could do just 10 minutes. He immediately postponed to later for a more complete and substantive interview. He did not disappoint with his take, history, and today’s reality.
Mr. Starr first gave a history of Ukraine and its many rulers. He then made it clear that while there are issues with a seemingly NATO encroachment on Russia, an attack on Ukraine would be another power grab by Russia. NATO would never threaten Russia as it would be lousy for business worldwide.
Starr lays out a narrative that the mainstream media never articulate. More importantly, his take is complex and not sympathetic to NATO, the U.S., or Russia.
Listen to the entire interview. It is well worth it.
Who is Terrell Jermaine Starr?
Terrell Jermaine Starr is a Senior Reporter at the Root, where he writes about US-Russia politics and race in America. He is a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. Starr previously worked at Foxtrot Alpha, a blog that focuses on the military, technology, and policy. In 2016, he was FUSION’s national political correspondent covering the 2016 presidential campaign. From a Black perspective, Mr. Starr is the Host of Black Diplomats, a podcast about politics, foreign affairs, and travel. His Twitter handle is @Russian_Starr.
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