18 Dec 2003 Putin Wins in Russia But Will Liberty?
A good piece and wise advice, in my opinion, about how the Bush Administration should react to the results of the recent parliamentary elections in Russia.
The piece, by the Heritage Foundation’s Ariel Cohen, concludes: “Russia now has a Duma that is more nationalist and less democratic. While emerging democracy is often a two-steps-forward, one-step-back proposition, it is in everyone’s interest that Russia pursue civic society, free markets, and political liberty. The U.S. and the West should not hesitate to remind Moscow of this.”