Kremlin Caricature: Washington's Distorted View of Russia and Putin

Gleeful jokes come as more thoughtful consideration of the U.S.-Russia relationship is sorely needed.

Issue: January-February 2016

The American national political elite is increasingly vexed, it seems, by Russia and especially its president, Vladimir Putin. Consider the challenge to “fight Putin any time, any place he can’t have me arrested,” issued on social media by Benjamin Wittes, a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and a black belt in taekwondo.

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