The following is, to my mind, a brilliant strategy on the part of the powerful Carnegie Corporation. They are getting involved in the rapidly escalating war in Ukraine. They have given cover for 25 major academic specialists in the international relations to speak out individually and collectively on American foreign policy vis a vis Ukraine and Russia.
These 25 have an opportunity to present their views to the American public––and to the White House. Most likely on their own, they wouldn't have been able to get attention or to be printed in US mainstream media––but as a group effort, Carnegie can't be ignored. As stand-alone academics, if they stated views different from the accepted government point of view, they could have been ostracized for opinions "outside the box" …. or worse, concerned about their coveted positions at major universities.
Read first Carnegie's intro piece which follows, then if you have time scan the first four articles submitted. The slants are somewhat different, but all contend that a different policy toward Russia is critical––which hopefully will be a signal to the Obama administration.