Russia, Europe's New Partner?

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America's President Bush calls Russia's President Putin a man he can trust even though the post-Cold War role of Russia remains unclear. Putin smiles but wants to know why a military organization like NATO is moving so close to his borders. Although the rest of Europe may have taken to Bush more than had been expected, on issues of substance, its leaders sound more like Putin. In the aftermath of Bush's first diplomatic visit, we examine the economic, strategic, and diplomatic reality in and regarding Europe with journalists and researchers from all three communities.
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Christian Science Monitor

Heritage Foundation's Russian and Eurasian studies

Le Monde Diplomatique

New York Press

Terre Haute Tribune-Star



Warren Olney