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EPUB ↠ MOBI Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (Geopolitics in the 21st Century) ☆ Putin Operative in the Kremlin é EYLTRANSFERSERVICES ñ [Epub] ❥ Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (Geopolitics in the 21st CeRy since then the book you hold in your hand is an essential guideJohn McLaughlin former deputy director of US Central IntelligenceOf the many biographies of Vladimir Putin that have appeared in recent years this one is the most usefulForeign AffairsThis is not just another Putin biography It is a psychological portraitThe Financial Times Do you have time to read books? If so which ones would you recommend? My goodness lets see Theres Mr Putin by Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy InsightfulVice President Joseph Biden in Joe Biden The Rolling Stone Interview By Brookings Institution scholars Serious & very thoroughly researched & evidenced But also I found it very readable and fascinating You can see via ‘Look Inside’ the chapter headings They have looked into all aspects of Putin's character and personal history and how it ties in politically socially historically with Russia and the psychology of its elitesSo unlike the dozens of or less trashy books on Putin anti & pro that pollute your mind with alluring unforgettable very possibly untrue anecdotes

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Is Featuring five new chapters this new edition 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 uniue personal background and experiencePraise for the first editionIf you want to begin to understand Russia today read this bookSir John Scarlett former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service MI6For anyone wishing to understand Russias evolution since the breakup of the Soviet Union and its trajecto Very interesting and well crafted interfaces of what may make Putin tickIt is clear Russia is now much different from the Soviets but seemingly still the top down regime as always but with better business and potential for international relations with West once Trump engages Putin We will see

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Mr Putin Operative in the Kremlin Geopolitics in the 21st CenturyFrom the KGB to the Kremlin a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West Where do Vladimir Putins 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 Russias 8000 nuclear weapons underscore the huge risks of not understanding who Putin Former National Security Council staffer Fiona Hill and Brookings foreign policy fellow Clifford Grady have written a deeply researched very important and very dense book profiling Russian President Vladimir Putin It is America’s loss that Fiona Hill left the National Security Council only a few weeks ago The one very critical lesson to be learned from this book is that Donald Trump should not be allowed to be alone in a room with Putin Simply put Trump is short term and transactional while Putin is long term and strategicThe authors trace Putin’s life from growing up in the deprivation of postwar Leningrad to his rise to power in Moscow via his work as a KGB operative in East Germany Putin comes into his own working for Anatoly Sobchak a reform minded mayor of now Saint Petersburg in the early 1990s From there he goes to Moscow where he has a ringside seat into the disintegration of the Yeltsin government and the economic failure of post Soviet Russia In succeeding Yeltsin Putin’s mandate is to restore order and to restore the economyPutin sees himself as the CEO of Russia and as an heir to the early 20th Century Russian reformer Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin What they have in common is that they both viewed themselves as modernizers within the context of authoritarian capitalism Although Putin may view himself as a free marketer he really runs a crony capitalist society where he has leverage over the oligarchs by having the ability to throw them in jail for tax law violationsAbove all else Putin is a statist Everything has to be done in service of the state He is critical of the Bolsheviks in that they betrayed the Russian state by fomenting revolution while its soldiers were dying in World War I As an heir to the Tsars Putin sees Russia as a bulwark against western liberalism and he has allied himself with the Russian Orthodox Church against the perceived licentiousness of the WestIn thinking strategically Putin first had to put Russia’s fiscal house in order In doing that he was aided by one of his Leningrad buddies Alexie Kudrin who served as his finance minister Widely respected in the West Kudrin paid off Russia’s foreign debt and thereby removed a major leverage point the West had over Russia Putin learned that from the forced withdrawal of Russian troops from the Baltic States in 1994 when the West threatened to withhold funding for Yeltsin’s government He learns from historyWith respect to foreign policy Putin’s goal is to restore Russian greatness and to gradually prevail in the independent states that were formed after the breakup of the Soviet Union Hence that annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern UkraineThe book ends in 2014 so there is no discussion of Russian involvement in our 2016 presidential election But is seems to me that involvement is part in parcel to the very patient long game that Putin is playing against the West and thus far he appears to be winningAs I said at the outset this book is a hard read but if you want to get great insights into how Putin thinks and Russia’s role in the world it is well worth the slog