Ryan Evans in NYT on U.S. Approach to Russia’s Ukraine Adventure

March 20, 2015

Editor’s note: In the New York Times, War on the Rocks editor-in-chief Ryan Evans comments on the U.S. response to Vladimir Putin’s adventurism in Ukraine. Bottom line: calls to provide arms to Ukraine miss a key point–the current approach is actually serving U.S. interests.


No doubt the war in Ukraine, which has claimed more than 6,000 lives and internally displaced more than one million people, is a large-scale human tragedy. Yet President Vladimir Putin of Russia’s adventurism and President Obama’s restrained response are not, as some commentators have suggested, evidence that the world’s security architecture is collapsing.

Read the full op-ed at The New York Times.