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    Disrespecting Europe Could Cost Russia

    Denis Corboy, William Courtney , Kenneth Yalowitz

    Jul 26, 2021

    The National Interest

    Western unity is critical to addressing authoritarian challenges. Brexit, immigration, leadership transition in Germany, and COVID-19 provide grist for Russian propaganda claims of European weakness. But unified EU action on Ukraine, Navalny, and Belarus shows that Europe is a force with which to be reckoned.

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