“Limited war requires limits,” wrote Harvard professor Thomas Schelling in his classic 1960 book, The Strategy of Conflict. This week, President Biden took several steps to define the West’s goals in the war in Ukraine and its limits.
Biden summarized his administration’s approach in an article
“>, published on Wednesday in the New York Times. Instead of empty talk about a complete military victory over the Russian invaders, he said that the goal of the United States was peace through negotiations. And he wisely formulated this goal in the words of an American ally: “As President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said, ultimately this war “will only end through diplomacy”.