RUSI NewsbriefVOLUME 41ISSUE 3members only

Containing Russia at Home

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It is time for Western countries to refine their existing tools to counter the threat that Russia poses to their societies: exposing its illicit activities; mending their own disunity; and optimising the threat and use of sanctions.

Relations between Russia and the West are at their most strained level since the height of the Ukraine crisis in 2014. President Joe Biden denounced President Vladimir Putin as a ‘killer’ who would ‘pay a price’ for Russia’s efforts to influence the 2020 US presidential election. The EU High Representative Josep Borrell declared the Union’s readiness to ‘contain’ Russia when it resorts to disinformation and cyber attacks, in response to a public humiliation by his

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