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IPD’s Research Fellow David Polansky authored an opinion letter for the Wall Street Journal on the escalation risks with Russia that would result from a NATO-designated no-fly zone over Ukraine.
The case for a no-fly zone is, like much misguided policy advice, premised on the erroneous assumption that moral and strategic imperatives necessarily align. I do not mean to commit the same error for the opposing case, but in this instance we have both strategic and moral interests in avoiding catastrophic escalation, and they point in the same direction: against the imposition of a no-fly zone over Ukraine.
Dr. David Polansky (@polanskydj) is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Peace and Diplomacy and a political theorist who writes on U.S. foreign policy, geopolitics, and the history of political thought