Publications: Notes at the Margin

A Meaningful Response to Russian Aggression (March 3, 2014)


President Obama has warned Russia that any aggression will bring “consequences.” Some say this will entail boycotting the Sochi G8 summit meeting. Others surmise Russia will be expelled from the G8. To most, this response resembles disciplining an errant child with a wet noodle. The United States has a tool, however, that could impose grave costs on Russia, particularly if the rest of the world went along with our response. What’s more, the US can act without jeopardizing its own security. This week's report provides the details.


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