The Associated Press
Western leaders divide along a spectrum from all-out confrontation (marked by total distrust of Putin) to cautious engagement. Those who see Putin as the only cause of the problem refuse to concede he might also be part of the solution. Those who regard total resistance as the only option dismiss all concessions and even negotiations with Putin as “appeasement”.
All, however, agree on the need for sanctions. And that is the west’s biggest mistake.TAGGED: Sanctions