Vice Chairman, Open Russia Movement, Russia
Member of Parliament, State Duma – Russian Parliament
Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group, Russia
Non-resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Chatham House
Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Contributor to CNN
If the West manages to rejuvenate its own democracy, then it can have another conversation with Russia about world order – and have it Western terms.
It took President Joe Biden nearly five months before he made his first trip abroad in June, to Europe; he had more important things to do. Arguably, that is still the case today.
Nord Stream 2 bypasses Ukraine, reducing the value of Ukraine’s gas transit system to Europe, increasing the probability of military threats from Russia, decreasing the reliability of gas supply to Ukraine and hurting the Ukrainian economy.