Biden has dominated out American troops going face to face with the Russians, a response that dangers escalation between nuclear powers. Threats of reprisals have as a substitute centered on sanctions. But, with Europe depending on Russian fuel, doubts linger about how far key companions, notably Germany, could be prepared to go. And even when Moscow have been slapped with biting sanctions, they have an inclination to inflict sustainable wounds. Simply ask Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro, whose regime has withstood a few of the harshest potential U.S. sanctions and got here out stronger by tapping a rogues gallery of different monetary companions in Moscow, Tehran, Ankara and Beijing.