An article in The Economist says that in the year since President Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin as President, his rule has become increasingly repressive. The article argues that the West should defend its democratic values in order to lend support to the opposition to Mr. Putin.
An opinion editorial in The Moscow Times by author Richard Lourie proposes several policies for the US to adopt towards Russia. The article says the US needs to make advances on many fronts: diplomatic, economic, military and intelligence over the Arctic. The Russians have made it clear how serious they are about the Arctic since 2007.
In an opinion editorial in The Financial Times Lilia Shevtsova, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says that traditional methods of dealing with President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin have stopped working.
A blog post in The Washington Post by conservative commentator Jennifer Rubin says that the US President Barack Obama’s team has admitted its failure on the Russian “reset.” After more than a year of deteriorating relations, the administration now envisions a period of disengagement, according to government officials and outside analysts here an
Examining the recent spate of government policies with clearly anti-American overtones, an article in The Economist says that President Vladimir Putin appears to have settled on the formation of a new ideology.
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
The Moscow Times publishes an opinion editorial by former State Duma deputy Vladimir Ryzhkov which says that the Kremlin’s recent adoption law may be the straw that breaks the Kremlin's back and raises the question of whether President Vladimir Putin's regime has a moral right to rule the country.