Chrystia Freeland, The Financial Times | August 22, 2008
A sharp consensus between Europe and the US emerged at the NATO summit that they can not deal with Russia as usual. ++ Regarding the question what to do instead, one answer could be: concentrate on Russian oligarchs. ++ They have close ties with Putin, but also operate globally and depend on Western capital markets, Western consumers and foreign bank accounts. ++ Beside measures such as denying Russia membership of the WTO, the West should also consider unconventional means in order to oppose Russia.