It’s a plea that has been heard around the world: Ukraine wants its allies to set up a no-fly zone in its airspace. They believe it would give them the tactical advantage in the war that Russia started. But so NATO, U.S. President Joe Biden and other leaders have decisively said no to the idea. But what would establishing a no-fly zone over the country actually look like? Who would be responsible? What’s exactly the case for – and against – it? Dr. Stacie Pettyjohn is a senior fellow and director of the defence program at the Center for a New American Security. She talks us through the complexities of the no-fly zone concept.
Listen to the full podcast from The Decibel.
More from CNAS
VideoWargame offers lessons for Defense Department
An operational wargame called “Dangerous Straits: Battle for Taiwan 2027,” led by the Gaming Lab at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), presents a scenario where Ch...
By Becca Wasser
CommentaryA Fight Over Taiwan Could Go Nuclear
A fight between China and the United States could very well go nuclear....
By Becca Wasser & Stacie Pettyjohn
ReportsLong Shadows: Deterrence in a Multipolar Nuclear Age
This report examines the nuclear policies and postures of the United States and its three primary nuclear adversaries: China, Russia, and North Korea. It concludes that the wo...
By Stacie Pettyjohn & Jennie Matuschak
PodcastWar Game in Taiwan: A “home game” for China, an “away game” for the U.S.
The year is 2027 and China has decided to attack Taiwan and bring the island nation under direct control. Now the U-S has to answer: do we fight for Taiwan’s freedom? How far ...
By Becca Wasser & Dr. ED McGrady