Angela Stent examines Russia’s turbulent past, how it has influenced Putin, the Russian’s understanding of their position on the global stage, and their future ambitions, as well as 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 U.S., Europe, and NATO; its ties to China, Japan, and 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, more dangerous world—one in which Russia poses a threat in every corner of the globe, and has become a toxic and divisive subject in U.S. politics.
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. She is also a Senior Fellow (non-resident) at the Brookings Institution, and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on Post-Soviet Affairs. From 2004-2006 she served as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. From 1999 to 2001, she served in the office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State. Stent was a member of the senior advisory panel for NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe for Admiral James Stavridis and General Philip Breedlobe. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and on several editorial boards.
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