Ronald Reagan

A Recipe to Crack the Kremlin: 'Arms, Aid, Sanctions, and Ridicule'

Western leaders say that they do not seek regime change in Moscow. But in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine they aid Ukrainian freedom fighters and impose punishing sanctions. The West took similar measures in the 1980s to counter Soviet aggression. They may have helped bring down repressive rulers and usher in liberalizing change. They could do so again.