Will Obama stand up against Putin’s abuses?

In an opinion editorial in The Washington Post David J. Kramer, the president of Freedom House, says that US officials say they are figuring out ways to quietly convey messages to Russian President Putin. But private missives simply won't work. Putin is not going to be persuaded that his path is wrong; his interest is in staying in power at any cost. Passing the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act would send a strong message that there is a price for past and continued human rights abuses.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012