ISBN 9780815726173,Mr. Putin Operative in the Kremlin

Mr. Putin Operative in the Kremlin



Brookings Institution Press

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780815726173

ISBN-10 0815726171


Number of Pages 390 Pages
Language (English)

Biographies & Autobiographies

Today Crimea. Tomorrow? Many Putin watchers believe that being able to anticipate the enigmatic Russian president's next move --whether it's hosting another grandiose spectacle, crushing a political rival, or annexing part of a neigh-boring country --depends on uncovering the "real" Vladimir Putin and his true motives. In this updated edition of their acclaimed study, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin, Russia experts Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy argue that Putin is in fact a man of many complex identities. Drawing on a range of sources, including their own personal encounters, they describe six personas that are most essential: the Statist, the History Man, the Survivalist, the Outsider, the Free Marketeer, and the Case Officer. Understanding Putin's multiple dimensions is crucial for policymakers trying to decide how best to deal with Russia. This expanded edition includes new information on Putin's recent domestic policies and a thorough analysis of the goals and methods of Putin's foreign policy in a new chapter, "Mr. Putin: The Operative Abroad."