Atlantic Council: FAST THINKING: What will the West do if Putin uses chemical weapons?

2022-03-25 | Escalation strategy

United front in Europe, meet the front lines in Ukraine. US President Joe Biden’s visit to Europe this week included a trio of summits—with gatherings of NATO, Group of Seven (G7), and European Council leaders—to coordinate military and economic responses to Russia’s war, plus a visit to Poland to meet US troops and Ukrainian refugees. As Biden announced new humanitarian efforts, while remaining vague on a potential Western response to any Russian use of chemical weapons, the big question remains: Is transatlantic unity enough to rescue Ukraine? Our experts are here to break down Biden’s Eurotrip.


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