Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin

By | November 7, 2017
Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin Author Fiona Hill
ISBN-10 0815726171
ISBN-13 9780815726173
Year 2015-02-02
Pages 520
Language English
Publisher Brookings Institution Press
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From the KGB to the Kremlin a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West Where do Vladimir Putins ideas come from How does he look at the outside world What does he want and how far is he willing to go The great lesson of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 was the danger of misreading the statements actions and intentions of the adversary Today Vladimir Putin has become the greatest challenge to European security and the global world order in decades Russias 8 000 nuclear weapons underscore the huge risks of not understanding who Putin is Featuring five new chapters this new edition dispels potentially dangerous misconceptions about Putin and offers a clear eyed look at his objectives It presents Putin as a reflection of deeply ingrained Russian ways of thinking as well as his unique personal background and experience Praise for the first editionIf you want to begin to understand Russia today read this book Sir John Scarlett former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service MI6 For anyone wishing to understand Russias evolution since the breakup of the Soviet Union and its trajectory since then the book you hold in your hand is an essential guide John McLaughlin former deputy director of U S Central IntelligenceOf the many biographies of Vladimir Putin that have appeared in recent years this one is the most useful Foreign AffairsThis is not just another Putin biography It is a psychological portrait The Financial TimesQ Do you have time to read books If so which ones would you recommend My goodness lets see Theres Mr Putin by Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy Insightful Vice President Joseph Biden in Joe Biden The Rolling Stone Interview

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