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Cognitive Dissidents

The Implosion of Ukraine

Cognitive Dissidents
Cognitive Dissidents

Jacek and Jacob brave illness to reunite on the podcast. Jacek offers a gloomy perspective on the Russia-Ukraine war, an optimistic perspective on Poland’s future no matter who rules its government – and a lesson to learn for the democratic world from Turkish pragmatism.



(00:00) - Intro

(01:52) - Polish elections

(09:00) - Will Ukraine be a part of EU/NATO?

(14:27) - Russia-Ukraine war

(20:45) - Can Ukraine produce their own ammunition?

(22:45) - Nuclear proliferation

(28:00) - Russia-Ukraine war

(29:16) - What's next for Poland/Polish awakening

(40:05) - Turkey in relation to Poland/Ukraine

(44:43) - Israeli's lack of strategic depth


Referenced in the Show:


CI Site: cognitive.investments

Jacob Site: jacobshapiro.com

Jacob Twitter: x.com/JacobShap

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