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A need to contain Russia

20 March 2014 Anne Appelbaum There have been high moments: Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin, locked in a bear hug; George W. Bush looking into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and seeing “a sense of his soul”; Hillary Clinton pressing the “reset button.” There have been some very low moments, too. But for more than 20 years […]

Putin Needs Victory

16 April, 2014 Anders Aslund «All we need is victory regardless of the cost». So runs the refrain in a popular old Soviet film, «The Belarusian Railway Station», about World War II veterans. This line probably explains President Vladimir Putin’s policy on Ukraine. The latest developments, including the seizure by Russian operatives of police stations […]

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