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NATO Never Foresaw Ukraine Crisis: Q&A with Dean Stavridis

El Mundo

Dean Stavridis The Fletcher School

In this interview with El Mundo, Admiral James Stavridis, Dean of the Fletcher School, shares his perspective on the evolving situation with Ukraine and Russia.

James Stavridis, former commander of NATO: ‘NATO never foresaw the current crisis in Ukraine.’

The commander of NATO from 2009 to 2013, James Stavridis does not recall NATO ever foreseeing the conflict that has been taking place in Ukraine since February, when Russia annexed Crimea and began stoking separatism in the country’s east. This may explain the response—or as some might argue, lack of response—of the West to the crisis.

Admiral Stavridis, who is dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, believes that the U.S. and NATO should be more involved in the conflict and send military advisers to Ukraine.

Read the full interview (in Spanish)
Translation above provided by Google.com.

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