A state of continuous semi-war has served the Kremlin well.Western naivety and a lack of solidarity has allowed Russia to behave “like a powerful rogue state”, argues author and former Guardian Moscow correspondent Luke Harding. He told IWPR that Russia was more interested in zero sum foreign policy games than reaching mutually beneficial compromises – and that only the emergence of a new, politically empowered generation can alter this mindset.
IWPR: It took the downing of the MH17 airplane in 2014 and the Salisbury poisonings in 2018 to stir the West to action against Russia. How come two wars, in Georgia …read more
Source:: Institute for War & Peace Reporting