Europeans are viewing this as more of their problem and are stepping up so there is a bit less pressure on the United States, but they should be doing more. Europeans should be more involved in European diplomacy as they know the situations and histories better, they should not be so reliant on the U.S. to step in and make the decisions on areas we are mot as well versed in. The no-fly zone was described as a very risky option that could trigger a nuclear response. The term “ally” was emphasized to be binding of actions versus the commonly loosely used version that simply displays that you “like” each other or align well with them and favor them. The first rule of NATO fight club is knowing the actual treaty, in reference to one NATO country being able to veto an idea and not automatically having all of them join a war. One speaker suggested to push for a ceasefire and let the Russian process work its way through since the Russian power has been affected by this conflict.
I was a bit shocked when one speaker declared that President Biden should resign, but his explanation was quite eye-opening. Biden has been studied since he has been in politics for so long and has burned bridges with Putin. Vice President Harris in contrast is less known by Russia, is more aggressive, and as a woman is also less predictable to the Russian people. He went on to say that you would naturally slow down if your opponent is new, aggressive, and unpredictable.