On April 20, Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig was quoted a Washington Post article titled, “Russia’s ‘Satan 2’ missile changes little for US, scholars say.” Kroenig breaks down the Kremlin’s “escalate-to-deescalate” strategy, and how a cautious US response plays into Russian hands.

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