Ukraine is as much of an objective threat to Russia as Canada is to the United States (Photo:

How Putin's Russia invented a Ukrainian threat, and why

As talk of "security guarantees" for Russia is once again making the rounds, it's important to remember that, the Kremlin's claims to the contrary, Ukraine has not posed, does not pose, and will not pose a threat to Russia's security—even if it joins Nato sometime in the near future.

Ukraine is an important security interest of Russia only because Russians have made it into an important security interest. If so, Russians could just as...

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