Cooperative Security, Arms Control and Disarmament Policy Brief No.153 - January, 2023 • By Hugh Miall
Policy Brief No.153: Can Conflict Resolution Principles Apply in Ukraine?
This Policy Brief analyses the Russia–Ukraine conflict at three inter-related levels, and explores the belief that conflict resolution principles could be applied if the parties were to move away from their current positions. It is vital to try to bring the conflict to an end, to avert the obvious risks of the conflict widening and escalating. Yet there are few expectations of an early peace and the conflict seems highly resistant to resolution. Is the application of conflict resolution and the achievement of a reasonable outcome completely hopeless in these circumstances?