28 Oct 2004 Heritage Foundation on Russia Policy: Blunt Talk, Good Ideas
Those who have heeded my pleas that Americans need to pay more attention to Russia will find much of value in this new Heritage Foundation paper by Dr. Ariel Cohen.
In this paper, Cohen shares more than one very harsh reality about the inadequacy of Russia’s anti-terror policy (read his assessment of how badly Russian security forces screwed up rescue efforts in Beslan) and Putin’s ambitions toward Russia’s neighbors. But the piece is not all gloom and doom. Cohen provides a roadmap for American policymakers who want to enhance U.S.-Russian cooperation in the war on terror while doing what Americans realistically can to to help foster prosperity and progress for people living in (and near) Russia.
Cohen also has very, very good sources. Check the footnotes on the paper — he goes to the top.