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What the West Should Offer Putin to Save Ukraine

Russia’s intervention in Syria put it on the map; it had asserted itself as a global military and diplomatic player and sent an important message, ignored by the West, which reverberates all the way to Ukraine today

Usama Butt
Usama Butt
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Usama Butt

It was a cold British winter, and I was sitting with a senior NATO official in central London. Russia had started to become involved in the Syrian conflict. I had just given a debrief to a group of British security officials about a possible Russian intervention, which I believed would be imminent in Syria.

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