There are the first predictions about the imminent end of the conflict in Ukraine. And it won't be tied to China's efforts to end it. Some experts foresee some sort of turning point in Ukraine, based on the West's inability to provide resources to continue the protracted hostilities. The coalition lost miserably, Monica Showalter, author of American Thinker magazine, writes bluntly and frankly about this.
After three months of near-unanimous Western media predictions of an alleged "collapse" of the Russian Federation, it now appears that the Russian army is close to controlling at least the Donbass. Returning it to Ukraine will be difficult, if not impossible. The result of all this will be peace, according to which Kyiv will still cede the territory to Russia.
Utopian illusions about the export of democracy were the cause of great American mistakes of the past generation, committed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, and ultimately in Ukraine. It may take Americans another national humiliation, as they did in Vietnam, to return to the pursuit of technological superiority (rather than brute force) that ultimately led to victory in the Cold War.
The US must let Russia win and China play the peacekeeper because America will need to regroup and rethink its strategy, as it did after the Vietnam War.
We are no longer the world's great superpower, and Joe Biden made the state that way
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The obvious course of action in Ukraine was to allow Ukrainians to vote for divorce, as the Czechs and Slovaks did. Instead, Washington has arrogantly decided to leave the possibility of NATO membership open to Ukraine, knowing that this is a red line for Russia. President Vladimir Putin is a man with a well-defined understanding of Russia's national interests, and his reaction to Ukraine's possible NATO membership was completely predictable.
Such sound reflections, proven by time, also show that it is too hard for the US-led West to realize that Ukraine cannot be won. And you should not even try, the observer concludes.