March 21, 2014

A Playbook for Denying Putin Victory

Zalmay Khalilzad, The National Interest

The Associated Press

While remaining attentive to the situation in Crimea, U.S. policy should focus on four objectives: deterring a Russian move against Eastern Ukraine; stabilizing Ukraine and anchor it in the West; reassuring other countries in the former Soviet space; and minimizing possible Russian retaliatory against U.S. interests. The achievement of these objectives would deny Putin a broader strategic victory from his Crimea gambit, while advancing core U.S. interests in the wider region.

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TAGGED: Zalmay Khalilzad, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, Vladimir Putin

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