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The Invasion of Ukraine: What Could Have Been Done (and What Should Be Done Now)?

April 6, 2022

Matthew Young


The Russian government’s invasion of Ukraine is one of the most significant—and potentially catastrophic—events of the twenty-first century. While many have called for increased sanctions and direct military intervention in the conflict, others have raised concerns that escalation would lead to world war between nuclear powers. What, if anything, could the United States government and its allies have done to prevent this invasion? And what, if anything, should the United States government and its allies do now?



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