June 08, 2022

Biden Is Still Worried About Poking the Russian Bear

Featuring Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Source: Foreign Policy

Journalist Jack Detsch

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine is more than 100 days old, and despite providing enough U.S. military aid during that time to nearly double Kyiv’s defense budget, the Biden administration remains concerned about provoking Russia into a wider war, a stance that has frustrated many in Washington and Eastern Europe.

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“I think the overarching idea that they’re using to make decisions is to avoid conflict with Russia,” said Andrea Kendall-Taylor, director of the trans-Atlantic security program at the Center for a New American Security. The Biden administration has proven increasingly willing to provide Ukraine with more sophisticated and powerful weaponry as the conflict has progressed and the Ukrainian armed forces have proven to be highly effective and resourceful.

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Authors

  • Andrea Kendall-Taylor

    Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program

    Andrea Kendall-Taylor is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS. She works on national security challenges facing the United States and Eur...