The Russia Problem

LIONEL CIRONNEAU / AP

IN STEP: Europe needs to work with Russia, not march to its drum

Russia has a European strategy, but Europe does not have one for Russia — unless you want to call "Let's not rile the Bear" a strategy. Nor is "Let's annoy him a little bit" the epitome of statecraft. The latest example is Georgia. In the wake of the Russian invasion this summer, the European Union froze talks about 
a new economic partnership. But on 
Nov. 14, that killer sanction was lifted 
after just 10 weeks when the E.U. and Russia embraced at a summit in Nice.

It does not take a Putinologist to figure out the three basics...

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