Having withstood a winter offensive from Russia, Ukraine is likely to strike back at some point in the coming weeks. It raises several questions about what such a counterattack might look like, how Kyiv should define its goals, and how allies in Europe and the United States should think about helping.
James Stavridis is a retired four-star admiral who served as supreme allied commander at NATO. He is currently a managing director of the Carlyle Group, a global investment firm. FP’s Ravi Agrawal spoke with him on FP Live to discuss how Washington should think about arming Ukraine and what Kyiv should consider while planning its forthcoming push to repel Russian forces. Watch the conversation on-demand or read a condensed and edited transcript exclusive for FP Insiders.
Retired Adm. James Stavridis, a former NATO supreme allied commander, explains why it’s unlikely that Russian President Vladimir Putin will use nuclear weapons in his war against Ukraine.
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Adm. James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (retired)
Former NATO supreme allied commander
James Stavridis is a retired four-star U.S. Navy admiral and NATO supreme allied commander. He also served as dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University for five years.