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March 22, 2022 at 1:40 pm

Alumni News | Aaron Brown writes, ‘Afghanistan’s Lesson: Plan for What Happens After Russia Leaves Ukraine’

Dr. Aaron Brown, portrait

Dr. Aaron Brown

Ohio University alumnus Aaron Brown authored an article on “Afghanistan’s Lesson: Plan for What Happens After Russia Leaves Ukraine” on March 20 on the History News Network.

“As Russia continues its assault on Ukraine, foreign policy experts in the US and Europe are preparing for the real possibility of a long-term Russian occupation of its neighbor. Although the Ukrainians have put up a more formidable defense than most experts expected, it is clear that Moscow has no intention of backing down anytime soon. Still, some have wondered if there is an opportunity for NATO to help Ukraine preserve its sovereignty like the United States, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan did for Afghanistan in the face of Russian aggression there in the 1980s,” writes Brown, who earned a Ph.D. in History and a Certificate in Contemporary History from the College of Arts & Sciences in 2021.

“There are reasons to believe that such an effort would ultimately succeed, but only if the US and its allies can avoid the mistakes that were made in the aftermath of Russia’s expulsion from Afghanistan….”

Read his article on the History News Network.

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