US Army War College

Yes, Russia Might Invade a NATO Country. Here’s How the Alliance Should Prepare

Dr. John R. Deni, 2022 in Politico
Russia’s invasion has been a wake-up call: It’s time for NATO allies to get back to basics.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered a careful balancing act on the part of NATO allies, who are eager to see Russia fail but also unwilling to jump into the war directly. This reflects the same challenge that has confronted the West vis-à-vis Ukraine for two decades: how to foster a sovereign Ukraine independent of Russia without necessarily inviting Kyiv into NATO or the EU.