What the West Must Do for Ukraine
After a watershed series of events in Ukraine that saw President Yanukovych fleeing Kiev, the country is on the road to a new government, yet also in a precarious position ahead of imminent economic disaster. Although the United States, Germany, France, and Poland’s collective action was crucial, former AICGS fellow Ulrich Speck warns that the West’s intervention cannot end now. First and foremost, the transatlantic community must make absolutely clear that any Russian support for succession in Eastern and Southern Ukraine will not be tolerated. Outlining the two further political crises and the economic hurdles the country faces, Speck’s analysis in the New York Times on Sunday, February 23 is a step by step map through the coming minefield.