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5 keys for U.S. deterrence to work in Ukraine -- and Taiwan

Xi will be watching Putin's actions carefully, analysts say

U.S. President Joe Biden meets with his national security advisers in the White House Situation Room. Biden has promised enormous economic sanctions on Russia if it invades Ukraine. (Photo courtesy of the White House) 

NEW YORK --U.S. President Joe Biden's attempt to dissuade Russian President Vladimir Putin from ordering an attack on Ukraine will be a showcase of the power -- or the limitations -- of American deterrence.

With Biden ruling out a direct deployment of American troops to Ukraine, which is not a NATO member, the extent that the threat of economic sanctions can shape the thinking in Moscow will be tested.

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