Opinion: The West's problem is not Ukraine -- it's Russia

The CNN website publishes an article by Alan P. Larson, former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economics and Senior International Policy Advisor for business law firm Covington & Burling LLP, arguing that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the U.S. and EU could be used to increase pressure on Russia. One of the TTIP's aims is to "enhance co-operation" on principles of global concern. For Russia, this could involve the adoption of a common position on the country's OECD application, investor protection and a crack-down on corruption and economic crimes.

Alan P. Larson expanded further on the opportunities for re-engagement with Russia offered by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) during a Russia Foundation event on “Prospects for a common transatlantic approach to Russia” held in London on Wednesday 6th November 2013.

Saturday, December 21, 2013