Fareed speaks with former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski about the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine.
You see the situation in Ukraine. What should Washington and other world leaders do?
We should be aware of the fact that this is truly a historically defining moment. If we do the things we need to do, if we are firm and clear, but also somewhat flexible, we can still give Putin the chance to redeem himself and to rejoin the community of nations.
We are, in fact, facing the first use of force over territorial issues in Europe since the outbreak of World War II. Putin is doing it. I think he can be persuaded to stop if we stand united, and that means presidential leadership from the United States and consistent, continued actions and European leaders rallying with us. It's a major challenge, but it is defining.