Russia's Performance at the Munich Security Conference: A Symptom or a Cause?
February 10, 2015 at 12:11 pm, No comments
by Alexander Gabuev, Carnegie Russia
Russia's performance at the recent Munich Security Conference (MSC), which culminated in Sergey Lavrov's speech and the Western reaction to it, was accurately described by my Carnegie colleague Judy Dempsey as a "depressing and dangerous dialogue of the deaf." Lavrov and later Konstantin Kosachev, head of the Russian Federation Council's committee on foreign affairs, didn't make any real attempt to reach out to the audience using language and arguments that could have made the Munich crowd understand Moscow's stance on Ukraine and lay the foundations for dialogue. Read full article here.