Senior Policy Director John Erath authored an op-ed in Just Security arguing that ensuring that the interests of Ukraine and its government take precedence at the negotiating table will provide the best prospect for an enduring peace.
“The war in Ukraine, or rather Russia’s unjustified attack on Ukraine, has been going on for over one month now, and shows no sign of a quick or easy conclusion. Almost from the beginning, many have reasonably asked how it can be ended as soon as possible. This is, of course, the goal: to end as early as can be managed the suffering of the Ukrainian people and the death toll increasingly being visited on both sides. Russia’s irresponsible nuclear threats add to the urgency of finding a path toward peace. A lasting solution requires keeping the best interests of the Ukrainian people in mind, something that could take many more months or longer to accomplish. There are risks that attempting a fast conclusion could prolong the suffering it would be meant to alleviate.” Read more