Putin

Robert Saviano has a poignant article in today’s Times  about the persecution of Italian journalists, which ties in with Maria Delius’s piece in this month’s Standpoint.

Russians cling to the idea of being a great power, even though the quest for empire has become illusory and self-destructive. Can a new generation change this?

Edward Lucas and Mary Dejevsky, both leading commentators on Russia and eastern Europe, discuss the Georgian crisis and its implications for the West