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What Are David's Options When Goliath Makes Geopolitical Reality?

Charles Glass
Board of Contributors
Dec 18, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
People gather outside the presidential office in Kyiv on Dec. 9, 2019, as they wait for news of talks held in Paris to try to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

People gather outside the presidential office in Kyiv on Dec. 9 as they wait for news of talks held in Paris between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The negotiations, aimed at ending, the conflict in eastern Ukraine also included French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

(GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Images)

The old year's parting present to 2020 is a gaggle of what the Russians call "frozen conflicts" across the globe. Any one of them may unfreeze in the year ahead, bringing bloodshed and exile to innocents and threatening an already precarious world order. In some, the balance of forces is...

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