On-Ramps to War
While the United States and NATO are not in any rush to get into a hot war, for ideological reasons Russia is. Let’s face it, as far as Russia is concerned, it’s losing this war against a nation that it does not recognize. From the view of Moscow, Ukraine is little Russia. It’s a colony. It has no right to exist.
This is why this is inconvenient. It will break the ideology of greater Russia. They cannot claim it’s the mean West if their army faces defeat in the field. This is why, as I argued in a previews piece, Russia needs NATO to join the fray.