Ukraine may provide the answer to the Russian question

Arguably, Ukraine's potential role in Nato's enlargement constituted an element of the containment of Russia. PHOTO: REUTERS
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The invasion of Ukraine has revived the Russian question in Euro-American affairs. The answer lies at least partially in tracing the recent history of the question.

During the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) served primarily to deal with the German question - which had sparked two world wars - and to keep the Soviet Union at bay.

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