Living with Russia Politique étrangère, Vol. 82, No. 1, Spring 2017
Russia’s power comes, in part, from the West’s errors and illusions in the wake of the Cold War.
Its demonstrations of economic and military power are, to a great extent, just a show. Neither a leader, nor a model in itself, Russia needs western nations. Likewise, westerns nations cannot ignore Moscow’s clout in certain strategic zones around the world. Russia needs to be considered an unavoidable power in a world in which power balances are seriously shifting.
Dominique David is Advisor to the Executive Chairman.