Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) and U.S. President George W. Bush walk together on the grounds of the Bocharov Ruchey presidential summer residence at the Black Sea in Sochi (REUTERS/Grigory Dukor).
George W. Bush Was Tough on Russia? Give Me a Break.
March 24, 2014,
Steven Pifer takes issue with arguments that, during the 2008 Russia-Georgia War, then-President George W. Bush was 'tougher' on Russia than President Obama is in the current crisis. He explains the history and argues that the United States may even have a stronger hand today that in 2008.