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Is Russia the Enemy We’ve Come to Believe?

By Sydney Writers' Festival

We are used to vehemently decrying Putin’s domestic and foreign actions, but have we begun to exaggerate the Russian threat, fuelling hatred, suspicion and sowing misunderstanding? Is it time we re-evaluate our expectation that Russia will behave like other democratic nations or respond constructively to traditional punishments like sanctions? Host of ABC RN's Between the Lines and political advisor Tom Switzer and Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill debate the issue with Walkley Award–winning former ABC Russia correspondent Monica Attard.

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