Atlantic Council: Climbing the escalation ladder in Ukraine: A menu of options for the West 

2022-07-28 | Geopolitical analysis

By Francis Shin, Damir Marusic, Tyson Wetzel. We have assembled a list of possible policy responses the West ought to consider according to the approximate level of escalatory severity. Each choice is accompanied by an assessment of how it might play along the consequence/appropriateness spectrum, based on its impact on Ukraine, Europe, and the rest of the transatlantic community. Each set of measures is set off by separate crisis triggers, but they are still listed in order of escalating intensity.


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