When traditional diplomacy and intergovernmental communication collapse and politicians cannot find a way to common ground, Track-II diplomacy comes to rescue. This was seen in the meeting of Russian and American experts which took place on Boisto Island in Finland this June over Ukraine. The results of the meeting of the so-called “Boisto working group” were revealed this week ¬– a 24-step plan of the Ukrainian conflict resolution. The road map is remarkable, but it seems to be ahead of its time.

Any crisis, no matter how bloody it is, ends with a diplomatic solution. The difference is only when this diplomatic solution trickles down to ground level. One thing is clear and appropriate for any case: the earlier it comes – the better. [Read more]

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