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by Edward Lucas

Download The New Cold War: How the Kremlin Menaces Both Russia and The West ePub
  • ISBN 0747595674
  • ISBN13 978-0747595670
  • Language English
  • Author Edward Lucas
  • Publisher BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC; First Edition edition (2008)
  • Pages 352
  • Formats lrf lrf doc rtf
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Politics and Government
  • Size ePub 1846 kb
  • Size Fb2 1236 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 663


Edward Lucas's absorbing book shows the forces that are turning Russia against the West. Above all, this is the tale of how President Putin methodically destroyed the vestiges of democracy in Russia and launched a New Cold War against the West

Edward Lucas's absorbing book shows the forces that are turning Russia against the West. They include militarism, greed, and a failure to understand that national greatness can be based only on civilized values. Above all, this is the tale of how President Putin methodically destroyed the vestiges of democracy in Russia and launched a New Cold War against the West. It is difficult to overstate the importance of Edward Lucas's latest work for US and European policymakers.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. 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.

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The New Cold War is an impressive polemic arguing that the West still underestimates the danger that . Lucas’s main message comes through loud and clear: Russia has changed course, and the West should face up to the implications

The New Cold War is an impressive polemic arguing that the West still underestimates the danger that Putin’s Russia poses. Thomas De Waal, The Sunday Times. If you need a convincing argument for a joined up EU foreign policy, look no further’ Angus MacQueen, Guardian. Lucas’s main message comes through loud and clear: Russia has changed course, and the West should face up to the implications.

The New Cold War explains both the Kremlin's tactics and the West's weaknesses. He has been covering central and Eastern Europe since 1986. He holds a BSc from the London School of Economics, and studied Polish at the Jagiellonian University, Cracow.

The New Cold War" explains the Kremlin's use of energy blockades and trade sanctions, military sabre-rattling and propaganda wars against its neighbours - and why a divided and demoralized West is responding so feebly. ru 319. Похожие книги: Fly Me to the Moon – An Insiders Guide to the New Science of Space Travel.

First published in 2008 and since revised, The New Cold War remains the most insightful and . The New Cold War is his first book.

It depicts the regime's crushing of independent institutions and silencing of critics, taking Russia far away from the European mainstream.

The journalist Edward Lucas wrote his 2008 book The New Cold War: How the Kremlin Menaces both Russia and the West, claiming that a new cold war between Russia and the West had begun already. Russia–West tensions.

The New Cold War: How the Kremlin Menaces Both Russia and the West by Edward Lucas. February 10 2008, 12:00am, The Sunday Times. My successor will be tall. In this prediction, as in so much else, President Boris Yeltsin got it wrong. Vladimir Putin was the president who came from nowhere. Seemingly a colourless mid-level KGB officer, he skilfully allowed others to pour their own imaginings into his empty vessel.

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Thomand
I purchased this book right after Russia's annexation of Crimea. At the time I was curious on what Russia's interests were in Crimea and why Russia was keen in taking it. I read this book, as well as others, to help shed some light. It was fascinating to learn more about the numerous abuses of power in the Russian elite and their rampant cronyism. The book obviously has a western slant to it, but it makes one doubt anything that the Russian government claims to be true with some convincing facts and contradictory claims by the Russian government itself. Although an interesting read, I was disappointed that the book wasn’t really as updated as claimed. When I purchased this book, it stated that it was "Fully Revised and Updated" with a publication date of 2014. Despite this, there were several sections that discussed events upcoming in 2010 which had clearly already happened. Overall the book is a good read but not exactly what I had hoped for.
Macill
Lucas has an easy journalistic writing style to tell a compelling story of how Putin rose to power and decided to stay. The story drags in some areas, especially trying to understand the intricacies of state economic policies and financial instruments. Overall a good read to understand the mindset of Putin's Kremlin on the global stage.
Halloween
This is an incredible book, one of which I was very happy to find out about. Although this edition is a few years old, it describes in great detail the circumstances in Russia at the time the book was copyrighted (2008,2009), when one Vladimir Putin came to power to destroy what progress Russia had made towards becoming as democratic a country as possible after years of authoritarian rule dominated by Communist ideology. I see the book as a warning. After the recent illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russians and their invasion of the Ukraine just days ago, one can see why. It is a call to action. As the author put it: "a central message of this book is that the world's richest and strongest free countries must stand behind these small states now under threat from Russia. It may be inconvenient, costly, or even painful to do so, but if we do not win the New Cold War, on terms of our choosing, we will fight at a time and place chosen by our adversary, and the odds will be tilted against us." This is, after all, how Adolph Hitler launched the world into World War II when the most able countries that could have stood up to his tyranny just passively stood by and let it happen.

True, I may have a more personal interest in this book then some. My parents, after all, were refugees from one of the Baltic nations (Lithuania) that this author writes about. They were among the almost one million people (some 1/3 of the TOTAL population of that small country) that were either arrested, executed, deported to Siberia (in cattle cars to work themselves to death in frigid temperatures with little food). or displaced (forced to leave the country of their birth) while the West stood by not even aware of what "Uncle Joe" Stalin was doing to a whole section of Europe. For them, because the war was over in Western Europe, therefore it was over in the world. For Eastern Europe this was just the beginning of the end. Communist occupation meant death for millions. Now, after successfully regaining their independence in 1991, the Baltic states are again being threatened. After breaking free from the chains of Soviet oppression, they have been recovering very nicely much to the chagrin of one Vladimir Putin. As the author writes about the Baltics already in the Introduction of the book "They are the Soviet satellites whose loss the Kremlin resents most sharply. Their thriving economies and lively open societies are a constant and glaring contrast to the authoritarian capitalism across the border...Putin,,,says the collapse of the Soviet Union was the "greatest geo-political catastrophe" of the twentieth century....Although the Balts are small in population terms, they are members--and loyal and active ones at that--of NATO and the EU....Rather like West Berlin in the days of the old Cold War, the Baltic states are militarily indefensible but symbolically vital: if they succumb to Russian pressure, who will be next? This has not deterred the Kremlin, which is determined both to divide them and to isolate them....If Russia gets what it wants in the Caucuses or the Baltics, the Balkans and Central Europe will be next. And what then? The Arctic? Western Europe? Slice by slice, the Kremlin is adding to its sphere of influence."

I, therefore, thank the author, Edward Lucas, who has covered Eastern Europe for THE ECONOMIST for over twenty years. He (along with my husband, a proud retired American soldier and myself a proud American Navy Hospital Corpsman veteran) "witnessed the end of the Cold War, the parting of the Iron Curtain" and, "as Moscow bureau chief, covered Boris Yeltsin's demise and Vladimir Putin's rise to power." By writing this book he is trying to educate the world's public on what is REALLY going on in Russia these days and that we SHOULD BE AFRAID, should take the proper steps to keeping yet another dictator from continuing his rise to power and causing another world war--one that, this time, may destroy us all.
SoSok
This is a very compelling book, but every sentence is composed with the most acerbic language possible. Lucas makes a very strong case that the new Cold War is happening before our eyes. It did not need to be amplified by linguistic shouting, even in the references which were extensive and persuasive. My background as a behavioral scientist would have suggested a more restrained use of language that let the facts tell the story, which are truly there. It is one of the best books I have read that relates to foreign policy. It is too bad that it is screamed, not spoken.
Togor
An interesting read, but readers should not get too excited about recent bellicose actions and rhetoric by the Kremlin. Cold war is always better than Hot war!
Ariurin
This book is well written and well researched but didn't really say much that I did not already know about the Russian government. For those who are now following the Croatia movement, it better explains how other countries set by and let it happen and why as Russia holds so many oil fields.
Flamekiller
A good bok that introduced me in the world of mister Putin. The author unveils and puts in sequence all the events that took place since its first presidency: Russia has taken a path toward a dangerous Sovereign Democracy that is a grave risk for USA, but even more for us West European citizens.
Some parts of the book were boring and it sometimes didn't keep my attentions vigilant as other books on similar subjects did in the past.I would still recommend it though because it makes a good picture of the present situation in Russia and the ex-sovietic republics.
Great book, well-researched by the author who spent many years inside Russia and, as such, has personal and first hand insight to the changes that have taken place since Putin came to power. A great read for the patient reader. The only drawback is that the chapters are extremely long requiring at least an hour to read each. The book could have been organized better to make it more readable. Nonethless, I highly recommend it for the serious Russian observer.