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The Future of Europe

The Future of Europe
Tue, 05/16/2023 – 15:35
The Future of Europe

We are now more than a year into Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. With massive losses on both sides, this conflict has become a war of attrition with seemingly no end in sight. The strategic effects have reverberated across Europe and the world. The Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons dislodged from the war has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis that already existed in Europe stemming from migrants from Syria and other parts of the Middle East. This naked Russian aggression has also disrupted the global economy, and although thankfully it has not yet happened, still threatens to escalate into a regional, possibly even a world war, with potentially cataclysmic consequences for all of humankind, especially if nuclear weapons are used.

On the current path, more danger awaits the U.S. and the West. If we maintain the same strategic assumptions, all of our options are wanting. On the one hand, if we escalate to facilitate a Ukrainian victory, we run the risk of a strategic Russian response against NATO, possibly even the United States. At that point China could also directly join the war in an Axis that could potentially …read more

Source:: Hoover Institution


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