Did NATO Provoke a War By Trying to ‘Take’ Ukraine From Russia?
Much Western thinking about the causes of the Russo-Ukrainian War is rooted in a myth. It posits that the West—or, more specifically, NATO—attempted to wrest Ukraine from Russia’s sphere of influence, thereby forcing Vladimir Putin to defend Russia’s legitimate strategic interests by going to war with Ukraine. The logic is impeccable. The only problem is that there isn’t a shred of truth to this claim. …read more
Source: Atlantic Council