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  1. How has the Biden administration’s decision to allow Ukraine to use U.S. weapons to strike military targets inside Russia changed the dynamics of the ongoing conflict, and what are the potential risks and benefits of this policy shift?
  2. Considering the warnings from Russian President Vladimir Putin about the consequences of Ukraine attacking Russian territory with Western weapons, how might this escalate tensions between Russia and NATO, and what steps can be taken to prevent the conflict from spiraling into a larger global confrontation?
  3. As pressure mounts on the United States to grant Ukraine more flexibility in using Western-supplied weapons, how might this affect the unity and decision-making process among NATO allies, particularly those who are more cautious about the risks of escalation?
  4. Given the concerns raised by some experts about the possibility of the Russia-Ukraine conflict leading to World War III, what diplomatic and military strategies should the international community pursue to de-escalate the situation and prevent a catastrophic global conflict?
  5. With reports of dwindling ammunition stockpiles and limited industrial capacity among NATO countries, how can the alliance balance its commitment to supporting Ukraine’s defense with the need to maintain its own deterrence capabilities against potential Russian aggression?