26 May 2023

How the United States Can Support Ukraine Without Compromising Deterrence in the Indo–Pacific

Thomas Spoehr and Maiya Clark

Supporting Ukraine’s self-defense is in America’s interest, but provision of military and financial aid should not undermine U.S. efforts to deter China. Arguments that U.S. support to Ukraine contains no potential risk to efforts to deter China understate the problem. Similarly, proposals to stop aid to Ukraine to prioritize support to Taiwan ignore the danger from an unchecked Russia. Neither is correct. Potential conflict between these two key security interests is looming, and the United States should act now to manage this tension or risk strategic failure. Download Report

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