Monday, December 06, 2004

Putin on a new face

Does the US need a new Russia policy and does Russia need a new Ukraine policy? Michael McFaul says yes to both in this week's Weekly Standard and with good reason. Recent pronouncements from the Kremlin sound absolutely Soviet-styled (Putin accusing the US of imperialism in the Ukraine) and it is clear that Putin is getting desperate over the Ukraine issue now that his will has been repudiated by the EU, US and hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians who have braved Kiev weather to rally to Viktor Yushchenko. Go Orange.

Also, today's WSJ has an interesting piece on Yushchenko's #2, Yulia Tymoshenko. If you have the subscription, read it. If it becomes available on, we'll link it.

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