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Research Fellow Zachary Paikin published an article for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy examining the future of Europe’s security and the international order in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Should the West acknowledge that Ukraine is unlikely to evict Russian forces from all occupied territory, and therefore attempt to steer the conflict toward a negotiated outcome? This issue deals not only with whether to try to shape Ukraine’s war aims more deliberately, but also the extent to which norms lying at the heart of the European (and global) security order can demonstrate their resilience. Given the chasm that has emerged between Russian and Western interpretations of these norms over recent decades, the emergence of a fragmented security order represents the most likely outcome.
Dr. Zachary Paikin (@zpaikin) is a Research Fellow at IPD and a researcher at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels (CEPS).