Economic Sanctions Won’t Work
Putin believes that he has adequately insulated himself and Russia against any economic sanctions that the United States and the European Union could levy against him and Russia for invading Ukraine.
Putin is greedy and delusional and will stop at nothing to achieve his goal of the reannexation of Ukraine and returning this sovereign nation to Russian influence and control….
I’m not an expert or an authority on such matters, but it seems to me that in order to prevent the armed conflict that appears to be inevitable, the US must lead an effort to change Putin’s military calculus.
Frankly speaking, diplomacy, as such, won’t work with an individual who is incapable of responding to anything other than the power of money and military might.