Forget mud and tanks. It’s time to talk about propaganda, panic, and pressure. Western governments should carefully calculate the second-order effects of information they publicly release with an eye to preventing panic. They should also take what measures they can to protect the Ukrainian economy. Finally, they should work with social media companies to tamp down the storms of misinformation and disinformation that are so easily kicked up in a crisis.

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