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Should the United States Arm Ukraine?

Foreign Affairs' Brain Trust Weighs In

A Ukraine marine officer in September 2014. Jesse Granger / U.S. Army

We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of articles examining what the United States and Europe should do in Ukraine. Those articles sparked a heated debate, so we decided to ask a broad pool of experts to state whether they agree or disagree with the following statement and to rate their confidence level about that answer. 

The United States should provide whatever military aid the Ukrainian government needs to defend itself against Russian-supported rebel attacks. 

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Full Responses:

LEON ARON is Director of Russian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the author, most recently, of Roads to the Temple: Truth, Memory, Ideas, and Ideals in the Making of the Russian Revolution, 1987–1991.
Strongly Agree, Confidence Level 10 Along with the obvious moral obtuseness of debating whether to send defensive weapons to a victim of naked aggression, this debate is shot through with strategic myopia. By now, there is

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