An opinion editorial in The International Herald Tribune by Denis Corboy, a former European Commission ambassador to Armenia and Georgia, William Courtney a former US ambassador to Kazakhstan and Georgia and Kenneth Yalowitz, a former US ambassador to Belarus and Georgia, says that two Russias are emerging - one seeking freedom and prosperity, t
In an opinion editorial in The Guardian Tony Brenton, former British ambassador to Russia, says that European leaders should follow Germany's lead and collectively tackle Russia on its governance and human rights record. It is time for the EU to find an effective common approach to Russia. This would have two strands.
In an opinion editorial in The Moscow Times political analyst Georgy Bovt says that whether the incumbent Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney wins the upcoming presidential election, the reset is dead.
An article in The Economist says the West is getting tougher with Russia, and so it should as President Vladimir Putin respects toughness, not weakness. Russia should not be singled out, but it should be treated like other autocratic and corrupt countries.
An editorial piece in The Financial Times argues that Moscow should not turn its back on the West. Vladimir Putin has returned to the presidency finding the Russian public much more restless about his regime that it used to be. He therefore needs to portray himself to the Russian people as a strongman.
In an article in The Financial Times, Moscow correspondent Neil Buckley says that while the West should be robust in criticising skewed elections in Russia, it should also intensify efforts to engage with Russians at all levels in order to encourage the shifts going on in society.
Luke Harding, foreign affairs correspondent at The Guardian, analyses the Russian Presidential election and its ramifications for the UK and other countries in the West. Speaking to the Russia Foundation's David Clark, Harding concludes that Putin again will become the West's interlocutor.