In this piece, I provide a novel proposal for how to think about possible peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, bringing in the case of the Guatemalan peace process that took place in the 1980s and 1990s. I discuss how this case illustrates not only how peace talks take time, but may involve parties besides those that are directly involved in a conflict. In my comparison, I draw parallels between what could happen to bring groups together to end the current conflict in Ukraine, highlighting the potential role of religious leaders, NATO, and third-party states such as Mexico.
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