Leon Aron is the author of a biography of Boris Yeltsin, among other books, and director of Russian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
The Russian regime is detaining children who express opposition to his invasion of Ukraine.
From activism to retrenchment in the Middle East.
And why it matters.
The ideology of the Putin regime is hardly less toxic and is perhaps more incendiary than communist totalitarianism.
He should beware of the mysterious pull to befriend or even change Russia by proffers of goodwill.