Putin acting 'irrationally,' says analyst, but settlement possible

Author: kroc.nd.edu

Mary Ellen O'Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution, was quoted in the Reuters video, "Putin acting 'irrationally,' says analyst, but settlement possible."


O’Connell said that while Russian anger over NATO expansion may have been understandable, Putin’s resort to a massive invasion of Ukraine as a response is not.

'It makes very little sense. So, I’m beginning to believe along the lines of others that believe this is really a moment of true irrationality… by President Putin,' she added."