Winning in Ukraine Will Require Paying the Cost

CIC senior fellow James Traub discusses in his newest op-ed for Foreign Policy Magazine that the the key to victory for every side in the current conflict in Ukraine will be the ability to endure sacrifice.

“Everything is about the cost—and the willingness to bear it. At this moment, we can’t even reckon the costs. If Putin keeps his thumb on Ukraine’s throat, a vast wave of refugees will flow westward, chiefly to Poland. The Poles will likely behave far more generously to these Christian Slavs than they did to the tiny knot of Syrians and Iraqis whom they brutally turned back in 2015, but Europe—and, one hopes, the United States—will foot what could be a staggering bill for resettlement and care.”

Read the full article in Foreign Policy Magazine.


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