Peace and possibility.
The outlines of a Russo-Ukrainian peace emerge.
The news of the Russia-Ukraine negotiations is certainly interesting, and if accurate it communicates a Russian defeat. If, if, if. Make sure you push through to Seddon’s full thread here, and the linked Financial Times story:
FT has its shortcomings, as every publication does — its “Swamp Notes” newsletter is a strangely compelling admixture of remarkable insight and elite out-of-touch observation — but it is one of the more reliable major publications for war analysis and interpretation. (For one thing, it covers the Finnish angle better than nearly anyone.) War reporting varies in quality across the outlets, of course, but it and sports seem to be the two subject-matter niches that major media remains capable of covering well. War, after all, compels an engagement with reality.
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