Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest




      Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest
We all now live in a paranoid and polarized world of Putin s making, and the Russian leader, through guile and disruption, has resurrected Russia s status as a force to be reckoned with From renowned foreign policy expert Angela Stent comes a must read dissection of present day Russian motives on the global stage.How did Russia manage to emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so effectively Is it because Putin is a brilliant strategist Or has Russia stepped into a vacuum created by the West s distraction with its own domestic problems and US ambivalence about whether it still wants to act as a superpower PUTIN S WORLD examines the country s turbulent past, how it has influenced Putin, the Russians understanding of their position on the global stage and their future ambitions and their conviction that the West has tried to deny them a seat at the table of great powers since the USSR collapsed.This book looks at Russia s key relationships its downward spiral with the United States, Europe, and NATO its ties to China, Japan, the Middle East and with its neighbors, particularly the fraught relationship with Ukraine PUTIN S WORLD will help Americans understand how and why the post Cold War era has given way to a new, dangerous world, one in which Russia poses a challenge to the United States in every corner of the globe and one in which Russia has become a toxic and divisive subject in US politics. Best Read Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest author Angela Stent For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Angela Stent is director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and a professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University From 2004 to 2006, she served as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council She is the author of The Limits of Partnership US Russian Relations in the Twenty First Century, for which she won the American Academy of Diplomacy s Douglas Dillon prize for the best book on the practice of American diplomacy.


      Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest
 By Angela Stent IBN : 1455533025 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 448 pages
  • Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest
  • Angela Stent
  • English
  • 08 November 2019
  • 1455533025

10 thoughts on “ Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

  1. Louise says:

    This book s focus is Putin s foreign policy After an overview author Angela Stent goes country by country giving enough of the country s history with Russia to inform what she has to say about today s relationships For Russia itself she covers what she calls frozen wars and separatist movements.Despite having influence out of proportion to the size of its economy and population, Russia wants a larger share of recognition and respect There is little empathy for the national grieving for its This book s focus is Putin s foreign policy After an overview author Angela Stent goes country by country giving enough of the country s history with Russia to inform what she has to say about today s relationships For Russia itself she covers what she calls frozen wars and separatist movements.Despite having influence out of proportion to the size of its economy and population, Russia wants a larger share of recognition and respect There is little empathy for the national grieving for...

  2. Nicolaus Stengl says:

    Angela Stent s Putin s World is an excellent overview of contemporary Russian politics, examining Russia s relation to its neighbors e.g the EU, the former Eastern Bloc countries, America, and China and itself and its past Stent is able to condense much of Russia s history into 350 pages, which is bound to omit context and cultural elements, in her attempt to explain Russia today I applaud Stent s attempt, and I do think she does an excellent job in elucidating the historical context and po Angela Stent s Putin s World is an excellent overview of contemporary Russian politics, examining Russia s relation to its neighbors e.g the EU, the former Eastern Bloc countries, America, and China and itself and its past Stent is able to condense much of Russia s history into 350 pages, which is bound to omit context and cultural elements, in her attempt to explain Russia today I applaud Stent s attempt, and I do think she does an excellent job in elucidating the historical context and po...

  3. Chris Sosa says:

    For anyone seeking a deeper analysis of Russian President Vladimir Putin beyond the breathless headlines and talking heads of cable news, Angela Stent has produced a quality work based in serious scholarship.Stent examines the contemporary relationship between Russia and its global partners and adversaries with objective clarity Putin is portrayed as a three dimensional leader whose immovable worldview based in his own formative experiences presents a unique problem for the proponents of democr For anyone seeking a deeper analysis of Russian President Vladimir ...

  4. Gokhan Balaban says:

    This book by Georgetown professor Angela Stent serves as an excellent introduction for the general American reader who wants to knowabout Russia The author begins by laying out some groundwork for a solid base knowledge about Russia, a base from which other information should keep in mind as a backdrop For example, it may be difficult for the average Ame...

  5. Marren says:

    Stent examines Putin s worldview in this book in a fairly balanced manner until the last few chapterson this in the second paragraph She draws on centuries of Russian history to paint the bigger picture This is pretty impressive given most English language books about Putin essentially say he is a terrible person and Russia needs to accept the West s rules Westerners don t realize that the average Russian is happy with the stability Putin has provided after the chaos of the 90s.That Stent examines Putin s worldview in this book in a fairly balanced manner until the last few chapterson this in the second paragraph She draws on centuries of Russian history to paint the bigger picture This is pretty impressive given most English language books about Putin essentially say he is a terrible person and Russia needs to accept the West s rules Westerners don t realize that the average Russian is happy with the stability Putin has provided after the chaos of the 90s.That said, I was not impressed with Stent s clearly slanted diatribe against President Trump in the last few chapters She talks a lot abou...

  6. Piker7977 says:

    Stent has provided a sober analysis of the complex role that Putin and Russia have in the world Much of the hysteria, news, and noise is cut out from her assessment This is a reasonable, rational, and non partisan look at one of the world s most powerful leaders and the difficulties the West has in the post Cold War order Is he the bogeyman hiding under Democrats beds Is he the sympathetic figure from Oliver Stone s interviews Is he a swell guy who ultimately has America s best interests a Stent has provided a sober analysis of the complex role that Putin and Russia have in the world Much of the hysteria, news, and noise is cut out from her assessment This is a reasonable, rational, and non partisan look at one of the world s most powerful leaders and the difficulties the West has in the post Cold War order Is he the bogeyman hiding under Democrats beds Is he the sympathetic figure from Oliver Stone s interviews Is he a swell guy who ultimately has America s best interests at heart No Russia is a great nation and civilization with a deep history that is to be respected Putin understands this legacy and uses it to his advantage when projecting power in the Russian sphere of influence and around the world According to Stent, his job is simple and he deserves credit for some of his accomplishments The goal is to re...

  7. Jill Meyer says:

    I grew up in the 1950 a and 1960 s, during the worst of the Cold War between the United States and our arch enemy, the Soviet Union I m about two years older than Vladimir Putin and if I can remember Duck and Cover , I m sure he remembers something similar from his school days in Leningrad But what happened thirty or so years later, when the Soviet Union dissolved under Mikhail Gorbachev back into Russia in the early 1990 s Russia had set free its eastern European allies like Poland, Hunga I grew up in the 1950 a and 1960 s, during the worst of the Cold War between the United States and our arch enemy, the Soviet Union I m about two years older than Vladimir Putin and if I can remember Duck and Cover , I m sure he remembers something similar from his school days in Leningrad But what happened thirty or so years later, when the Soviet Union dissolved under Mikhail Gorbachev back into Russia in the early 1990 s Russia had set free its eastern European allies like Poland, Hung...

  8. Charles Fried says:

    This timely 2019 book does a terrific job of explaining the relationship of Russia to the rest of the world Methodically it covers Russia and Europe, the US, China, Middle East, etc with historical context and with specific focus on Putin and current events It reveals why Ukraine is a special case for Russia, and how the West may h...

  9. Ernest Spoon says:

    Interesting recent historical overview of US Putin relations since 2000 I say US Putin relations because that is how it is Vladimir Putin, the lawyer turned KGB analyst turned President of the Russian Federation, is the only constant in the nearly 20 years of deteriorating re...

  10. Katharine says:

    This is a very clear and informative book about why Russia does what it does It works through all of Russia s foreign relations systematically, and finally makes sense of why Russia does what it does Putin...

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