A Plan for Avoiding War

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After watching Ukraine lose Crimea, the Obama administration is now taking what could be unnecessary risks by being both provocative and weak according to an op-ed written by experts with Carnegie Corporation’s grantee, the Center for the National Interest. As published in the Washington Times, the Center’s president, Dimitri Simes, and its executive director, Paul Saunders, write that poking Moscow with ineffective but very personal sanctions even as President Obama announces in Brussels that Russia cannot be “deterred from further escalation by military force” could have ominous consequences.

The authors ask whether the White House is ready for Moscow’s possible responses and lay out their answer with potentially positive and negative scenarios.

Read more, and learn about the authors through the Center.