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Making Putin Pay

The U.S. and EU need to convince Vladimir Putin that they're serious about deterring his bad behavior in Ukraine.
Boots on the ground would be even better. Photographer: Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images

There's wisdom to speaking softly in diplomacy, but you won't go far if all you're carrying is a little stick. That Rooseveltian lesson should guide the U.S. and the European Union in their talks tomorrow with Ukraine and Russia over the crisis caused by Russia's aggression.

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