Forbes draws from Atlantic Council report in outlining the case for arming Ukraine:

A joint report released this week by the Atlantic Council, the Brookings Institution and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs makes a strong case for arming Ukraine.

Key points include: 1) signaling to the Kremlin that the costs of military action is high, 2) Russia may very well push further into Ukraine – Putin taking Crimea in the first place was “unthinkable” and it’s just what happened and 3) the potential for Moscow to view the US and NATO’s lack of support for Ukraine as carte blanche to move into other nations, most likely the Baltic states.

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