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Countering Putin’s Brinksmanship

As tensions rise along the Russia-Ukraine border, here’s a look at what is being done to deescalate the crisis.


Tensions along the Russia-Ukraine border have been running high for weeks. In an effort to resolve the crisis, the Biden administration has been engaging with its Russian counterparts through diplomatic channels.

President Biden has spoken to President Putin twice in the past few weeks. While it is well known that Moscow has put forward demands and stipulated sops, what is as yet unknown is what the U.S. is willing to concede to deescalate the situation.

President Putin insists that NATO must stop expanding eastward. He claims that the western alliance's presence along Russian borders is a security threat. But the claims are hardly widely recognized.

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