Khrushchev’s Granddaughter’s Views of Putin

Nina Khrushcheva is a professor at The New School in New York, a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute, and from 2002 to 2004 was adjunct assistant professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Source: Die Presse, Austria

Nina KhrushchevaThe US and its European allies have suddenly gained a great deal of leverage over the Kremlin, and they should not be shy about using it. While the West should not be quick to lift its sanctions – the dispute over Crimea is unlikely to be resolved quickly – harnessing the Kremlin’s desire to be recognized as a major global power is a sound strategy….

If Putin is willing to create some goodwill by cooperating in Ukraine, the West should consider offering some small concessions in return. Russia’s participation in the battle against the Islamic State – and its return to the rule-abiding ranks of the international community – may be worth the price.

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