May 15, 2012
Kick Russia Out of the G-8
Anders Aslund, Foreign Policy
Russia's new president, Vladimir Putin, has recognized that he does not belong at the G-8 summit. The G-7 should take him at his word. U.S. President Barack Obama needs to face up to two closely related issues: how to treat Russia, and, specifically, how to treat Putin, now that he has returned to office. Obama needs to rethink his "reset," as conditions have changed.
TAGGED: Russia, Vladimir Putin, G-8, G-7