The ongoing bombing of Ukraine may create the impression that the war has become hopeless. In addition, the economic and political consequences are making themselves increasingly felt everywhere. The stray missile that landed in Poland three weeks ago is a forceful reminder that the war could turn into a much larger-scale conflict involving the entire NATO. A strategic standoff is looming. Where does this end? The war fundamentally ushers in a more difficult era, with all its policy implications.
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