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Stephen Sestanovich on NATO and Ukraine for Foreign Affairs
February 16, 2022

In an article published in Foreign Affairs, Stephen Sestanovich (Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of International Diplomacy), writes that neither membership nor neutrality is the answer (Feb. 16, 2022.)

“With Russia massing troops on Ukraine’s border and demanding an end to NATO enlargement, a heated international debate has broken out over whether limits on future membership in the alliance might resolve the crisis and avert war. Some have argued that it is time to close the door to new members, while others argue it would be a grave mistake to let Russian President Vladimir Putin dictate the terms of European security. Yet one all-important question has been missing from the debate: what being welcomed into NATO—or kept out—would mean for Ukraine itself.”