If You Want to Shame Russia, Words Aren’t Enough

February 13, 2018 7:15 am nationalinterest.org
If You Want to Shame Russia, Words Aren’t Enough

For some reason, the international community never seems to learn the lessons of recent attempts to “shame” Russia into closer compliance with its rules and mandates, or finding ways to generate pressure on the Kremlin to change its behavior. This time, it has been the turn of the International Olympic Committee. Russia followed a well-worn playbook in responding to charges that the government systemically encouraged the use of illicit substances…

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