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Frederic S. Pearson and Erika Simpson

Defence Minister Anita Anand, pictured on Jan. 26, 2023, announcing Canada's commitment of four tanks and training staff to Ukraine, which has since called for jets. Rather than promise potentially destabilizing fighters in the air that lead to arms spirals, Western nations should consider alternatives, write Frederic S. Pearson and Erika Simpson.
Defence Minister Anita Anand, pictured on Jan. 26, 2023, announcing Canada's commitment of four tanks and training staff to Ukraine, which has since called for jets. Rather than promise potentially destabilizing fighters in the air that lead to arms spirals, Western nations should consider alternatives, write Frederic S. Pearson and Erika Simpson.
Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelensky, left, has already publicly criticized the U.S. for 'amplifying' the risk, while Russian President Vladimir Putin's threat posture toward Ukraine is inciting the very NATO military build-up and consensus he presumably opposes, write Frederic S. Pearson and Erika Simpson. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelensky, left, has already publicly criticized the U.S. for 'amplifying' the risk, while Russian President Vladimir Putin's threat posture toward Ukraine is inciting the very NATO military build-up and consensus he presumably opposes, write Frederic S. Pearson and Erika Simpson. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons