35 - Confidence Building Measures in the Ukraine Crisis


35 - Confidence Building Measures in the Ukraine Crisis


The Ukraine crisis is at a critical juncture, with very little movement toward a diplomatic resolution. In this episode, I propose a shift from seeking a major NATO-Russia agreement on European security to using CBMs—confidence building measures—meaning small steps to ease tensions and prevent miscalculations. CBMs seem far more likely than a grand bargain to gain agreement from all sides.