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Threat of sanctions against Russia might be enough

As the West struggles to respond to Vladimir Putin’s version of The Empire Strikes Back, its options remain limited.

When Russia invaded Afghanistan in 1979, U.S. president Jimmy Carter sent a strongly worded letter, imposed some trade sanctions, including an embargo on wheat sales, and launched what would become a broad Western boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. We all know how well that worked.