BOOK REVIEW: Putin’s World
By Angela Stent
Reviewed by Cipher Brief expert, Michael Sulick
Vladimir Putin, enormously popular in Russia yet reviled in the West, avidly courting, and courted, by other nations, has become one of the most studied – and most militant –leaders on the world stage today.
Just in the past five years, Putin has seized Crimea, sparked an insurgency in the eastern Ukraine, intervened militarily in Syria, and interfered in the presidential election of his main adversary, the U.S. All of these policy moves are interrelated parts of Putin’s strategy to restore Russia’s status as a global superpower and counter the West’s perceived attempts to undermine his country.
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