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Leonid Bershidsky

West Can't Wait Out Putin on Ukraine

A thorough U.K. analysis recommends too passive a response.
If it makes you feel good.

If it makes you feel good.

Photograph: Yuriy Dyachyshyn/AFP/Getty Images

Who said the West lost its Russian expertise after the Cold War?

Chatham House, the U.K. Royal Institute of International Affairs, has published a 58-page report on "The Russian Challenge" that's full of excellent insights about the ideological roots, methods and economic peculiarities of President Vladimir Putin's regime. I have found nothing to fault in the facts and analysis provides by the report's experienced authors, including two former U.K. ambassadors to Moscow.