The Problem with Obama's Strategy

In Foreign Policy's "Shadow Government" blog, AHS speaker Peter Feaver questions whether Obama's strategy of "graduated escalation" will achieve the administration's objectives:

"Putin can inflict significant pain on us as well, making it less likely that we continue employing this strategy until it works. Coercive diplomacy is a contest in pain tolerance, with success going to the party that can withstand more pain for a longer period of time."