Deutsche Welle interviews VP and Brent Scowcroft Center Director Barry Pavel on whether the United States should provide defense weapons to Ukraine:
DW: Vice President Biden is the second high-ranking member of the Obama administration to travel to Kyiv. What might Joe Biden’s visit to Ukraine bring about?
Barry Pavel: If it’s combined with other measures, I think it presents a very robust approach that could contribute to deterring Russia from further destabilizing Ukraine. But if it’s by itself, it’s a temporary thing. When Biden leaves, we’re back to the same situation as before he came. So, taken alone, it’s not that meaningful.