Dealing with Russia: Tougher love needed

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. It notes that one day change will come to Russia, and when that happens, among the losers will be those who appeased or backed the dictators. It is far better for US President Barack Obama to identify himself strongly with those who embrace the West’s values, in Russia as everywhere else.

Friday, May 31, 2013