No, Boris, the West didn’t lose Russia
The outlines of a new Russia policy have taken shape in the UK over recent years. The aim is to protect ourselves and our allies. The days when we thought we could influence developments inside Russia are long gone. The policy, to use the language of the Cold War, is one of containment rather than rollback.
Contrary to what the Kremlin or its propaganda mouthpieces might say, the policy is not based on Russophobia nor on the exaggerated threats of old Cold Warriors. Instead, it is based on a sound – and realistic – understanding of the last quarter of a …read more