In My Words: In providing aid to Ukraine, U.S. should not repeat its past mistakes in Latin America

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor Mat Gendle considers whether the current support for the Ukraine war effort has dangerous parallels to the proxy war in Nicaragua during the 1980s. The column appeared in the Greensboro News & Record and the Butner-Creedmoor News.

By Mat Gendle

As the United States weighs whether and how to continue its financial support of Ukraine during its war with Russia, government leaders should be diligent to avoid the mistakes that left the country mired in the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s. What’s happening now in Ukraine has parallels […]

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