Like lazy teenagers, Europe’s leaders are quite good at dealing with wake-up calls. They stumble out of bed, bleary-eyed and mumbling good intentions. The rest of the household hears some promising activity in the bathroom. But within a few minutes, silence reigns again. Life under the covers is just too tempting.
That has been the story of the West’s dealing with Russia since the 1990s. The failure to uproot the KGB after the Soviet collapse was a wake-up call. So was the sinister overlap of gangsters and spooks in the Kremlin in the Boris Yeltsin era. So were the two wars …read more
Source: European Voice