THE QUESTION

Russia's back with a vengeance. Is Putin justified in criticizing NATO expansion? Should Russia's neighbors worry?

Posted by David Ignatius on February 22, 2007 1:21 PM

FROM THE PANEL

Masha Lipman is the editor of the Pro et Contra journal, published by Carnegie Moscow Center. Lipman is also an expert in the Civil Society Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. She served as deputy editor of the Russian weekly newsmagazines, Ezhenedel’ny zhurnal from 2001 to 2003, and of Itogi magazine from 1995 to 2001. She has worked as a translator, researcher, and contributor forMoscow bureau of The Washington Post and has had a monthly op-ed column in The Washington Post since 2001.

Open Communication is Crucial

There is a desperate lack of communication between the U.S. and Russia. Unless this is overcome, relations will be locked in a vicious circle of ad hoc moves and responses and Russia will tip further in the anti-Western and authoritarian direction.

Masha Lipman Moscow, Russia | 25 COMMENTS
Feb 25, 2007 at 3:22 PM
Lamis Andoni is a Middle East consultant for Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news station. She has been covering the Middle East for 20 years. She has reported for the Christian Science Monitor, the Financial Times and the main newspapers in Jordan. She was a professor at the Graduate School in UC Berkeley.

Beware the Bear, America

Lamis Andoni Doha, Qatar | 18 COMMENTS
Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist. He was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States. Mr. Kuttab is the former director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University in Ramallah, Palestine and the founder of AmmanNet, the Arab world's first internet radio station. His personal web page is www.daoudkuttab.com.

Russia Could Check U.S. Power

Daoud Kuttab Jerusalem/Amman, Jordan | 18 COMMENTS
Leon Krauze is a Mexican blogger and a founder of letraslibres.com.

A Perfect Dictatorship?

Leon Krauze Mexico | 23 COMMENTS
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» Krzysztof Wyczanski | In my opinion Russia is going back, but not to the communist manifesto but to the period that was defined by the dynasty of the Romanovs that ruled Ru...
» Ken Cusick, USA | Russia's Gov't has no more desire to see NATO expand its influence near its borders then the US Gov't has in seeing China expand its influence in Cent...
» Bill Devers, Highland, MI | Like any bear that is slowly recovering from wounds that occured during the 1990's, the Russians will always be a threat to the west or east. Putin an...
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