Novaja Gazeta

Unsuitable Time for a Meeting

Photo: Artyom Korotayev / AFP / Getty Images Briefly: President Obama’’s administration delayed the release of the Magnitsky list for a year. When it could no longer hold back, it published the list in its most toothless form, expunging the names of any official it felt might provoke the Kremlin, leaving only assorted Dukuzovs and Karpovs who – Obama’s naive pacifists assumed – would be of no interest to Putin. Anticipating a reward and content with his compromise, President Obama then dispatched his Advisor on National Security, Tom Donilon, to Moscow. Ha! Dream on! Instead of appreciating the Americans’’ humble […]