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Biden's role in Ukraine peace is clear now
Europe

Biden's role in Ukraine peace is clear now

It's not enough for Washington to urge talks from behind the scenes, while insisting in public that only Kyiv can negotiate.

Diplomacy Watch: Second thoughts on Ukraine retaking Crimea?
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Diplomacy Watch: Second thoughts on Ukraine retaking Crimea?

Leadership in Kyiv and some supporters here have maintained that recapturing the peninsula is vital to victory. Not everyone agrees.

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Concerning the arguments for 'total defeat' of Russia

They fall apart at the slightest examination, but are dominating the Ukraine discussion nonetheless. Let's take them on, point for point.

Diplomacy Watch: White House signals that retaking Crimea is in the cards
Europe

Diplomacy Watch: White House signals that retaking Crimea is in the cards

Experts warn that it’s an escalation, but officials say it has been US policy all along.

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The tragedy of Crimea

A history of the region’s relationship with Ukrainian rule before 2014 shows why Kyiv's attempt to retake it would be so difficult.

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Why Crimea is the key to the Ukraine war

Many talk about the peninsula's ethnic ties to Russia, but less so about its strategic implications.