Category Archives: Budapest Memorandum

To stop Putin, the Western world must revisit the 1994 Budapest Memorandum

UkraineAlert by Oleksii Reznikov I am a negotiator. I have an almost 30-year career in conflict resolution. The essence of the job, as I understand it, is fostering trust. Even the most bitter, heated and protracted conflicts may be solved once trust is established. The opposite is also true. Even relatively minor disagreements can prevent conflict resolution if there is

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Ukraine Illuminated: Insiders Parse the 1994 Budapest Memorandum, Then and Now

In today’s U.S. media landscape, stories about Ukraine abound, crammed into a merciless 24-hour news cycle: in connection with impeachment hearings, of course, but also about local farmers and obscure lawsuits and side by side with recipes for gingery chocolate cookies. Amid the din, it came as a relief this month to see a unique conference zoom out with historical

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George Woloshyn: Ukraine’s nuclear option

A quarter-century ago the leaders of four states – Ukraine, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Russian Federation – met in Budapest to sign a document of historic and far-reaching importance in abating the threat of global nuclear annihilation. For the very first time, a nation agreed to rid itself of nuclear weapons and to forswear their future

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