How To Make A Deal With Putin

Photo of Vladimir Putin sitting at a table surrounded by national flags
Michael McFaul writes in Foreign Affairs:

"A fixation on nonstarters—such as Putin’s demands for a NATO expansion moratorium, or the West’s insistence that Russia withdraw from Crimea—will make reaching a new security agreement impossible. But negotiators could make progress by focusing on other issues and then embedding intractable problems into a larger deal. Widening the aperture of the negotiations could create opportunities for deals that are currently not available."