Germany's Russia Problem: The Struggle for Balance in Europe - Russian Strategy and Power (Hardback)John Lough (author)
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Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
'I have found John Lough's Germany's Russia Problem an ideal book as we contemplate the source of energy we will draw on for heat and light in the decades ahead.'
'The title of John Lough's book itself makes clear that this is not another academic sand box exercise. He wants to make things better.'
'John Lough has written a stimulating book rich in knowledge.'
'Suffused with nostalgia for the glory days of Ostpolitik, Germany's approach to Russia bogs down in what might more aptly be called Lost-politik. Cliches, wishful thinking and neuroses are its hallmarks. John Lough nails them all. With admirable clarity, fairness and insight, he lays bare the roots and results of Germany's failure to think strategically about Russia, and the price that everyone else pays as a result.'
Edward Lucas, author of The New Cold War
'Provocative and brilliantly written, this book examines the deep relationship between two mutually indispensable nations and explains how Russia triggers reflexes in Germany that distort its policy thinking and produce contradictory results. With courage, honesty and insight, John Lough navigates one of the most sensitive areas of global politics today and sees a crucial role for Germany in creating a transformative environment around Russia that can facilitate its return to Europe.'
Lilia Shevtsova, author of Putin's Russia
'John Lough's book is nuanced, astute and fair. That makes his account of how hope keeps triumphing over experience in Germany's Russia policy all the more devastating.'
Constanze Stelzenmuller, Fritz Stern Chair, Brookings Institution
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