Oct. 31—The Pope has, reportedly, offered Vatican City for negotiations between the U.S., Europe and Russia on the matter of “shared security” arrangements. Previously, it had been reported that the Pope had reached out to President Biden regarding the Vatican helping to arrange peace talks between Russia and Ukraine; but they were ignored. Instead of despairing and resigning matters to fate, enlarging the call to negotiations over shared security is the proper escalation. It goes beyond any tenuous and unstable ceasefire that skirts the issue. Rather, the “shared security” arrangements are exactly the necessary discussion that was spurned last year, when Russia brought up the impolite topic, why was a military force relentlessly moving toward their border?