Ending the Threat of War in Ukraine: A Negotiated Solution to the Donbas Conflict and the Crimean Dispute

Given new urgency by Russia’s recent military buildup on its border with Ukraine, and by its December 2021 demands to NATO and the West, this updated paper from Senior Research Fellow Anatol Lieven explains how the Minsk II Protocol — established in 2015 but never implemented and now touted by the Biden administration — remains the only viable path to resolving the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and averting catastrophic war.