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Published on: July 21, 2014
After MH17
No More Frozen Conflicts

In the wake of the Malaysia Air shoot down, Many Western leaders are calling for a ceasefire and a political solution to the conflict in Ukraine. They’re making a big mistake—one that could end up creating yet another “frozen conflict” along Russia’s periphery. The West should instead be helping the leadership in Kiev restore full sovereignty over Ukraine’s territory.

Svante E. Cornell is director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. 
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