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After all, the United States and the European Union still have tools to modify Putin's calculus or that of those bankrolling his regime.Impose targeted sanctions against those responsible for Russia's Crimean incursion: An obvious tool here is to broaden the U.S. Magnitsky Act, which prohibits the 18 people identified as directly responsible for the detention, abuse and death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky from entering the U.S. or using its financial system.The modified bill should be adopted by the U.S. and the EU simultaneously – thus delivering a credible threat to freeze the foreign assets of Russia's government, state-owned companies, individual officials and relevant oligarchs.Engage Russians: The West needs to communicate to ordinary Russians the spuriousness of Putin's zero-sum, us-versus-them narrative. Closer relations between Ukraine and the EU pose no threat to Russia; on the contrary, a Ukraine closely integrated with its Western neighbors could boost Russia's economy as well.
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