The Russia-Ukraine war: is a diplomatic solution possible?
Authors F.Y. April
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2023
OUTPUT TYPE: Policy briefs
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This paper then proposes the following key issues necessary for Russia-Ukraine diplomacy: whether the United States will be willing to accept Russia's Brezhnev Doctrine of resurgence on hemispheric influence. Secondly, whether US politicians, particularly Democrats, will be willing to reconsider their hard line foreign policy approach towards Russia, stemming from allegations of electoral meddling by Putin. Thirdly, whether Biden's strategic interests and hawkish influence would be inclined towards a diplomatic approach. The paper is divided into four sections and the Western focus of this paper will be on the US, which has played a key role in shaping global foreign policy towards Russia.