Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Maria Stephan co-writes for Foreign Policy on how nonviolent resistance may be the key to curbing Russian interferrence in eastern Ukraine: 

Aseparatists in eastern Ukraine stage demonstrations and occupy government buildings, calling for Russian annexation, there is renewed anxiety about the 40,000 Russian troops massed along the border. The prospect of Russian incursion raises the question of how Ukrainians — outnumbered, outgunned, and more than likely unsupported by Western militaries — might be able to resist. Though there have been murmurs of Moscow’s troops being met with a guerilla campaign, Ukrainians best hope for challenging Russian aggression might be to follow the same method used to oust Kiev’s venally corrupt regime: civil resistance.

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