Medvedev v. Putin?

By Ross Douthat

There may be a slight element of Western wishful thinking in this analysis, but as a backgrounder to the first Medvedev-Obama encounter (and the apparent back-and-forth between Moscow and the White House), it makes for interesting reading.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/personal/archive/2009/03/medvedev-v-putin/56068/