How to Turn Battleground Ukraine Into a Success Story

October 9, 2017 Topic: Security Region: Eurasia Tags: RussiaUkraineDonbassPutinWarMilitary

How to Turn Battleground Ukraine Into a Success Story

If the West manages to talk Kiev out of any hasty ill-judged decisions and convince it to accept Moscow’s peacekeeper proposal as it is, then the world will finally see a win-win.

In such a complex situation, when one can find no silver-bullet solution, we want to turn to B.H. Liddell Hart and test his thesis. The renowned military theorist once stated that in strategy, the longest way around is often the shortest way there. Put us in the camp of optimists, but we doubt his maxim will be proven wrong.

Anna Tikhonova, MA in International Energy at L'Institut d'études politiques Sciences Po, Paris.

Cyril Fokin, M.Phil. in International Relations at Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow. Cyril’s research focus evolves around the role of biotechnology in modern IR. He is the author of several articles published in the Russian media (Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Liberty.ru, La Pensée russe) on topics ranging from politics to culture. Appeared as a writer and playwright, and has two fiction books published.

Image: Ukrainian servicemen take part in military exercises in the Donetsk region, Ukraine September 28, 2017. Picture taken September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karazy

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