E–book [Putins World] ¸ Angela Stent

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  • Putins World
  • Angela Stent
  • English
  • 03 November 2018
  • 9781455533022

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Putins World Summary ½ 2 Angela Stent É 2 Summary Read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Angela Stent Ey relationships its downward spiral with the United States Europe and NATO; its ties to China Japan 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 dangerous world one in which Russia poses a challenge to the United States in every corner of the globe and one in which Russia has become a toxic and divisive subject in US politic. Stent has provided a sober analysis of the complex role that Putin and Russia have in the world Much of the hysteria news and noise is cut out from her assessment This is a reasonable rational and non partisan look at one of the world s most powerful leaders and the difficulties the West has in the post Cold War order Is he the bogeyman hiding under Democrats beds Is he the sympathetic figure from Oliver Stone s interviews Is he a swell guy who ultimately has America s best interests at heart No Russia is a great nation and civilization with a deep history that is to be respected Putin understands this legacy and uses it to his advantage when projecting power in the Russian sphere of influence and around the world According to Stent his job is simple and he deserves credit for some of his accomplishments The goal is to return Russia s great power status to the stature of the Cold War when the USSR was viewed as America s sole competitor perhaps in some aspects an eual However this does not mean bringing back communism as that system is dead What Putin has done so far is achieve foreign policy alliances within the Middle East and China brought hegemony over historically and symbolically important regions in Ukraine and Georgia and prove to the world that the West will not interfere within the immediate Russian sphere of influence as the nation gains powerThe uestion of what comes next ultimately rests on the West s shoulders If Putin is not the mastermind James Bond type villain seeking control of the world then how has he been able to undermine institutions and erode faith in the global international system This comes from within the West itself Any regional power looking for a larger share the world s stage whose ideals don t include democracy rule of law and free markets would benefit from cracks in the alliance created after 1945 Enter the Age of Insecurity as named by Ian Kershaw with Trump and Brexit being the jokers in the deck The West can only implode from within rather than crumble from outside attacks by peripheral powers If the actions of a leader and nation outside of your area of influence do not sit well and pose a threat of ripping your own country apart then perhaps it is time to reaffirm faith in your institutions educate the demos on the ideals which are difficult to live up to but important nonetheless and blow the dust off of containment strategies that could still be useful in the 21st century

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Putins World

Putins World Summary ½ 2 Angela Stent É 2 Summary Read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Angela Stent Nto a vacuum created by the West’s distraction with its own domestic problems and US ambivalence about whether it still wants to act as a superpower PUTIN’S WORLD examines the country’s turbulent past how it has influenced Putin the Russians’ understanding of their position on the global stage and their future ambitions and their conviction that the West has tried to deny them a seat at the table of great powers since the USSR collapsedThis book looks at Russia’s k. This book by Georgetown professor Angela Stent serves as an excellent introduction for the general American reader who wants to know about Russia The author begins by laying out some groundwork for a solid base knowledge about Russia a base from which other information should keep in mind as a backdrop For example it may be difficult for the average American to appreciate the scope and depth of Russia s tragic 20th century Just in the twenty five years during the reign of Stalin Russia had 20 million deaths due to collectivization and famine on its farms and the political purges of the regime Twenty seven million Russians perished in World War II The scale of such tragedy has been depicted by Russian leaders as a source of Russian pride A Russia as the author of this book puts it that defeats all enemies through endurance and adversity Indeed Russia s leaders in their managing of Russians collective narrative and sentiment about their nation strive to evoke not a land of repression and murder but a uniue civilization with a grand destiny And as a nation with a long history of empire and international relations projecting this image to the world has also been important Thus in the expertly produced opening ceremonies of the Olympic games in 2014 foreign spectators were taken on what Stent calls a riveting ride through Russian history with household names like Catherine the Great and Leo Tolstoy making appearances at the show While Russia stands out among nations for both the uality of its achievements and the deep devastation it has wrought it may very well proclaim that with greatness comes a price One can t blame Russia s leaders too much for skewing the facts so that the greatness overshadows the price but as a historical world power that s had great influence over other people the price is well accounted for by others One just has to think of the public opinions of Russia in places like Poland and Ukraine Or what Russia s Jews and Muslims think about the price that s been paid for the country s greatnessIt s as if a leader like Putin has basically been telling the world take us as we are and decide for yourselves if partnering with us is in your best interests Stent shows that Putin s managed a variety of successes on the world stage mostly in Asia and the Middle East It would be wrong to attribute this success solely on Russia s ability to offer potential and actual allies with transactional benefits and its use of strategic machinations There is a portion of the Russian populace that holds formidable cultural capital when it comes to world knowledge and engagement as I discovered while living in the country on a Fulbright grant from 2009 10 My university students in Ekaterinburg were acuiring at least two foreign languages and sought to engage foreigners in their city with a sincere effort to create relations of mutual understanding and respect For some of them this international interest stemmed from a dissatisfaction with the state of affairs in Russia as one student put it she planned to emigrate to Germany because of her deeming Russia a poor country Others had attachment and pride in being Russian and behaved as self aware stewards of Russia representing their country to the world And Russia as a civilizational entity with its ability to showcase strength and independence on the world arena has certainly drawn admirers from abroad I recall Turkish students in Ekaterinburg coming to study there with a real fondness for Russia a place they could identify with than Western countries

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Putins World Summary ½ 2 Angela Stent É 2 Summary Read Ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free É Angela Stent We all now live in a paranoid and polarized world of Putin’s making and the Russian leader through guile and disruption has resurrected Russia’s status as a force to be reckoned with From renowned foreign policy expert Angela Stent comes a must read dissection of present day Russian motives on the global stageHow did Russia manage to emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so effectively Is it because Putin is a brilliant strategist Or has Russia stepped i. Angela Stent s Putin s World is an excellent overview of contemporary Russian politics examining Russia s relation to its neighbors eg the EU the former Eastern Bloc countries America and China and itself and its past Stent is able to condense much of Russia s history into 350 pages which is bound to omit context and cultural elements in her attempt to explain Russia today I applaud Stent s attempt and I do think she does an excellent job in elucidating the historical context and political motives of Russia Nonetheless after reading the book I found the brief conclusions to be unsatisfying and am still left trying to decipher the alway enigmatic Putin And so we are left asking the uestion What does Putin really want Angels Flight expert Angela Stent comes a must read dissection of present day Russian motives on the global stageHow did Russia manage to Murder in Shadow New Scotland YardDoyle and Acton #6 emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so Trainspotting effectively Is it because Putin is a brilliant strategist Or has Russia stepped i. Angela Stent s Putin s World is an Al Jazeera The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That is Challenging the West excellent overview of contemporary Russian politics Une ténébreuse affaire examining Russia s relation to its neighbors Der KlientDer Regenmacher eg the EU the former Eastern Bloc countries America and China and itself and its past Stent is able to condense much of Russia s history into 350 pages which is bound to omit context and cultural Entfernung von der TruppeAls der Krieg ausbrach elements in her attempt to The Silver Branch explain Russia today I applaud Stent s attempt and I do think she does an Fisher Investments on Utilities excellent job in Jupiters Legacy Vol 2 elucidating the historical context and political motives of Russia Nonetheless after reading the book I found the brief conclusions to be unsatisfying and am still left trying to decipher the alway Shadows Embrace Slaughter #2 enigmatic Putin And so we are left asking the uestion What does Putin really want