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Video: Intelligence Squared Debate on Russia

IQ2U.S. has a 12-part (!) new debate series up on YouTube which pits Claudia Rosett, Bret Stephens and J. Michael Waller in an Oxford-style debate against Nina Khrushcheva, Robert Legvold and Mark Medish. The debate is moderated by journalist and blogger Edward Lucas. The motion: “Russia is our enemy again.” Below is the introduction to the debate, as well as the Mark Medish argument, who in the past has expressed support for the situation of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. In this debate, he sensibly calls upon listeners to REJECT the motion, because such an approach lacks historical perspective and misinterprets the complexity of geopolitical engagement with Russia. You can find all the videos in this debate series as well as a compelling Q&A session here.