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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.

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