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V. Rud: The Provocation of “Sanctioning” Russia

17 Jul 2018 10:06 PM | Myroslaw Smorodsky (Administrator)

The Provocation of “Sanctioning” Russia; 25 June 2018 – New York, US

by Victor Rud

Public focus on President Trump’s comments earlier this month about readmitting Russia to the G7 group of the most advanced democracies has somewhat dissipated in light of the ensuing North Korea summit. Now, even that has been overtaken by the controversy over immigration. But these were no off-the-cuff comments; they were made before, during and again after the G7 summit in Canada.  Make no mistake, however. “Sanctioning”– as in rewarding, not punishing– Russia would propel Putin ever more. It would be another entry in a catalog of Western fecklessness and would both materially and predictably degrade America’s global security posture. Read More

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