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America’s interest in ending the Ukraine crisis

By Brahma Chellaney

23 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

In this insightful PS analysis, Brahma Chellaney examines the current stalemate in the Russia-Ukraine war, the potential for a ceasefire, and the broader geopolitical implications of the conflict.

After more than a year of fighting, it is clear that neither side in the Russia-Ukraine war can win on the battlefield. A negotiated ceasefire is the only way out of the current military deadlock, and it must happen before Russia and China cement a strategic axis that weakens the West and leaves Taiwan more vulnerable than ever.

NEW DELHI – The recent face-to-face meeting in New Delhi between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov – the first such high-level interaction since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine – suggests that diplomacy may no longer be a dirty word.

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