But careful for the fine print when Loge's writing the contracts. The security guarantee only committed America to helping Ukraine out if Russia uses nukes. And even then, they don't have to do much. Here's Outside the Beltway:
Likewise, the parties “reaffirm their commitment to seek immediate United Nations Security Council action to provide assistance to Ukraine, as a non-nuclear-weapon State party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, if Ukraine should become a victim of an act of aggression or an object of a threat of aggression in which nuclear weapons are used.” Emphasis mine. So, unless Russia uses nuclear weapons, the other signatories have no obligation to do anything. If Russia were, unfathomably, to threaten or use nukes, then the other parties would be obligated to take the matter to the Security Council—where Russia would promptly veto any proposed action.When Voton had Loge write the contract with the giant brothers, he hoped that Loge would be able to find a way to avoid his ever having to pay Fasolt and Fafnir: any defect in Valhalla's construction meant no payment was needed. But the giants built it perfectly, and so Voton had to find a way to pay lest the basis of his overlordship, the contracts carved into his spear, all unravel. The giants knew that Loge's contracts were tricky and needed careful attention.
I know nothing about the fine print in America's security guarantees to Taiwan, Japan, or South Korea. If the fine print is sound, I'd expect War Father to follow through with his agreements. If it's all tacit and implicit, then maybe there's a problem.
Update: Ilya Somin suggests sanctions targeting Russia's elite. I suppose that's easier as Europe heads into spring. Justin Eric Haldor Smith provides some history.