I argue that:

Russia is a revisionist power; It has the means to pursue its objectives; It is winning; and Greater dangers lie ahead.

I recommend that the United Kingdom and its allies:

Give up any hope of a return to business as usual; Boost the defence of the Baltic states and Poland; Expose Russian corruption in the West; Impose sweeping visa sanctions on the Russian elite; Help Ukraine; and Reboot the Atlantic Alliance.

http://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/edward-lucas-russia-a-revisionist-power-greater-dangers-lie-ahead-363081.html – 9/2/2014.