9781137280039

The New Cold War Putin's Russia and the Threat to the West

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137280039

  • ISBN10:

    1137280034

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/29/2014
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

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Summary

The first edition of The New Cold War was published to great critical acclaim. Edward Lucas has established himself as a top expert in the field, appearing on numerous programs, including Lou Dobbs, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and NPR.

Since The New Cold War was first published in February 2008, Russia has become more authoritarian and corrupt, its institutions are weaker, and reforms have fizzled. In this revised and updated third edition, Lucas includes a new preface on the Crimean crisis, including analysis of the dismemberment of Ukraine, and a look at the devastating effects it may have from bloodshed to economic losses. Lucas reveals the asymmetrical relationship between Russia and the West, a result of the fact that Russia is prepared to use armed force whenever necessary, while the West is not. Hard-hitting and powerful, The New Cold War is a sobering look at Russia's current aggression and what it means for the world.

Author Biography

Edward Lucas has covered Eastern Europe for The Economist for over twenty years. He witnessed the end of the last Cold War, the parting of the Iron Curtain, and, as the Moscow bureau chief, covered Boris Yeltsin's reign and Vladimir Putin's rise to power. He lives in London, England.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Putin's Rise to Power * The Winners and Losers of the New Regime * Sinister Pretence * Russia's Greatest Strength and Our Greatest Weakness * The "New Tsarism" * Eastern Europe on the Frontline * Pipeline Politics * Sabre-rattling, or Selling Sabres * How to Win the New Cold War

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