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November 17, 2021

Troop Build-Up Shows Putin Views Ukraine as ‘Unfinished Business’

Featuring Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Source: Financial Times

Journalists Max Seddon, Katrina Manson

“There’s no appetite to take the Kremlin on because that requires a significant investment in time and resources and they would rather be using those resources on the China challenge,” said Andrea Kendall-Taylor. “The White House is trying to create time and space to see where talks can go. But the pressure is slowly mounting, and my sense is in this [diplomatic] mix of engagement and confrontation they need to skew more towards confrontation.”

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  • 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...