South Asia Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Rajan Menon writes for The National Interest on the West’s sanctions policy toward Russia:

Current Western policy toward Russia, as it pertains to the Ukraine crisis, rests on several premises, each of them flawed.

The first is that President Vladimir Putin’s progressive political isolation will persuade him to retreat and to settle the Ukraine crisis on terms favored by the West and the Ukrainian government.

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