Politico’s Afternoon Update on Russia and Ukraine

From politico.com:

Russia’s invasion is scrambling geo-politics and there are two smart pieces today that attempt to sort out the scale of change.

Francis Fukyama has what may be the most optimistic case for what the post-invasion world will look like. He makes several provocative predictions:

  • “Russia is heading for an outright defeat in Ukraine. … The collapse of their position could be sudden and catastrophic, rather than happening slowly through a war of attrition. … There is no diplomatic solution to the war possible prior to this happening.”