The New Cold War: Putin's Threat to Russia and the West (Paperback)Edward Lucas (author)
First published in 2008 and revised in 2014 in the light of the Crimean crisis, Lucas’ perceptive and highly informed warning of Putin’s regime and the West’s naïveté makes even more essential and alarming reading since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
While most of the world was lauding the stability and economic growth that Vladimir Putin's ex-KGB regime had brought to Russia, Edward Lucas was ringing alarm bells. First published in 2008 and since revised, The New Cold War remains the most insightful and informative account of Russia today.
It depicts the regime's crushing of independent institutions and silencing of critics, taking Russia far away from the European mainstream. It highlights the Kremlin's use of the energy weapon in Europe, the bullying of countries in the former Soviet empire, such as Estonia, Georgia and Ukraine - and the way that Russian money weakens the West's will to resist.
Now updated with an incisive analysis of Russia's seizure of Crimea and its destabilisation of Ukraine, The New Cold War unpicks the roots of the Kremlin's ideology and exposes the West's naive belief that Putin's sinister and authoritarian regime might ever be a friend or partner.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
'Some dismissed this book as scaremongering. They should re-read it now.' - Radoslaw Sikorski, Foreign Minister of Poland
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