What We’ve Already Learned From the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference at the NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, June 14, 2021 (AP photo by Patrick Semansky).
President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference at the NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, June 14, 2021 (AP photo by Patrick Semansky).

For several months now, much of the U.S. and European foreign and security policy community’s attention has been riveted to the Russia-Ukraine border, where more than 100,000 Russian troops remain massed and equipped for a potential invasion. Most of the internal debates in the West during this time have focused on variables that are simply unknowable: What are Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions? What are his objectives? And will the U.S. and its NATO allies be able to deter him from starting a war that would radically alter the geopolitical landscape of Europe, but also the world? Only time will […]

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