There is a Bear in the Woods: A Common Cause 2000-2008

The relationship between Putin’s Russia and the West has been a series of ups and downs, resets and regrets.  While it has become rather cliche to use Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s quote about puzzles wrapped in enigmas, the lesser known half of this observation remains true today. As one navigates first through the relationship between Putin and the Bush Administration and, in the next series installation, the relationship between Putin and the Obama Administration one thing remains constant: the key to this puzzle is still Russian national interest. It is that national interest that has dominated Russia’s relationship with the West throughout the last two decades. Continue reading There is a Bear in the Woods: A Common Cause 2000-2008