A ceasefire in Ukraine and a peace accord of some sort should be a priority for both East and West, lest Vladimir Putin’s irredentist ambitions spread, the global economy falters and Europe’s security is upended. But arriving at a resolution will be a complex process. In this incisive commentary, foreign policy expert Michael E. O’Hanlon offers some scenarios, based on historical precedents, that would need the cooperation of all parties at the negotiating table.
About the Author
Michael E. O’Hanlon is a senior fellow and the director of research in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.