Judy Asks: Is NATO Deterrence a Paper Tiger?
Far from it. Deterrence rests on risk calculation and doubt. The costs of challenging the deterrent have to be just high enough to discourage risk taking. While Putin was surprised to learn that the West would respond forcefully to his intervention in Ukraine, he now has to take Western deterrence seriously.
Featuring Stephen Szabo via Judy Dempsey’s Strategic Europe on January 31, 2019.