Secretary Albright on why Putin Is Making a Historic Mistake

ASG's Chair, Secretary Albright, wrote for the New York Times about the consequences of Putin's decision to recognize the separatist enclaves in Ukraine. 

"Mr. Putin has for years sought to burnish his country's international reputation, expand Russia’s military and economic might, weaken NATO and divide Europe (while driving a wedge between it and the United States). Ukraine features in all of that. Instead of paving Russia’s path to greatness, invading Ukraine would ensure Mr. Putin’s infamy by leaving his country diplomatically isolated, economically crippled and strategically vulnerable in the face of a stronger, more united Western alliance."

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