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Putin's war was never about NATO

8 mins | Jul 11, 2022
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Putin makes his own choices, however harmful they are. If Russia wanted Ukraine in its orbit, it could have chosen the path of economic incentives, political cooperation, and aid. Instead, it demonized Ukrainians on state TV and went to war. Natalia Antonova argues that Putin is fighting a war of imperialist conquest rather than defending himself against NATO.

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