Today’s Russia poses a clear and present danger to world peace.

In July, President Vladimir Putin published a long article, “About the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians,” effectively denying the legitimacy of Ukraine’s existence as an independent nation-state. He also has pursued a policy of military mobilization around Ukraine’s border, first in April and even more intensively in recent weeks.

Senior Ukrainian and U.S. officials, including President Joe Biden, are warning that Russia may launch a major ground war against Ukraine in early 2022.