In “Europe Has Yet to Hit Russia Where It Would Hurt the Most: Banning Its Oil and Gas” (The Boston Globe, 16 April 2022), Juan Zarate comments on how news of Russian brutality in Ukraine is pushing Europe—the largest export market for Russian energy—toward a momentous decision: cutting off Russian energy imports. He notes: “We’ve crossed the Rubicon in Europe around having that debate at all, which is pretty critical. Now we’re talking about the wholesale ending of European purchasing of Russian oil and gas, which was almost unimaginable just a few months ago.”

Read the Boston Globe article.