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Opinion: With sanctions, let’s offer Russia incentives, too

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on April 28, 2021 - 12:00pm
Protesters rally in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, as Russian authoritarianism has become deeper and stronger. (Sergey Ponomarev / The New York Times)

Glennys Young, professor of history and of international studies at the UW, writes of sanctions against Russia, "But are they the United States’ best option if the goal is, as Biden has put it, to avoid a 'cycle of escalation and conflict with Russia' and instead to create a 'stable, predictable relationship'? ... My answer is sanctions aren’t the only option. The U.S. needs to offer Russia positive incentives, too."

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