How Putin Is Pushing Back Against the West

November 15, 2021

In this article for The National Interest, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev responds to the various crises springing up in Eastern Europe, including the deployment of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border and the use of migration from Belarus into the European Union as a tool of pressure. He argues that these crises should be seen as warnings against assumptions that Russia will simply accept whatever state of affairs the Western alliance decrees.