Mr. Putin (New and Expanded)

Book Details

Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin
533 pages
Brookings Institution Press, 2015

ISBN: 9780815726173
Ebook ISBN: 9780815726180


Table of Contents

Chapter One

About the Authors

hillf_1x1Fiona Hill is director of the Center on the United States and Europe and senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution.

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gaddyc_full_protrait_1x1Clifford G. Gaddy is a senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe, which is part of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution.

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What if Putin Disappeared for Real?
POLITICO, March 16, 2015

Hybrid War: The real reason fighting stopped in Ukraine – for now
Reuters, February 26, 2015

This Is What Putin Really Wants
The National Interest, February 24, 2015

The American Education of Vladimir Putin
The Atlantic, February 16, 2015

How aiding the Ukrainian military could push Putin into a regional war 
The Washington Post, February 5, 2014

Sending Arms To Ukraine: Debate Over What The U.S. And NATO Should Do 
The Diane Rehm Show, February 4, 2014

Around the Halls: Has the Ruble Gone to Rubble? 
Up Front, December 17, 2014

Putin’s Turkish and Indian Gambits
Brookings Institution, December 12, 2014

Ukraine, NATO Enlargement, and the Geithner Doctrine
Brookings Institution, June 10, 2014

Can Sanctions Stop Putin?
Brookings Institution, June 3, 2014

Ukraine: A Prize Neither Russia Nor the West Can Afford to Win
Brookings Institution, May 21, 2014

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Where do Vladimir Putin’s 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. Russia’s 8,000 nuclear weapons underscore the huge risks of not understanding who Putin is.

Featuring five new chapters, this new edition of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin 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.

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We keep trying to understand Putin. Why do we keep getting him wrong?
The Washington Post, February 12, 2015