PUTIN’S WAR:  WHY IS HE WINNING?

PUTIN’S WAR:  WHY IS HE WINNING?

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s undeclared war on Ukraine has stirred considerable consternation, none of which has so far moderated, let alone influenced, his behaviour.  The boldness of his moves has been breathtaking.  Why is he so successful in pursuit of his strategy?  What is his strategy?  Can nothing stop him?  With astonishing impunity, Putin has defied international law and the norms of international relations.  He can do so because nothing in Ukraine, Russia, or beyond…

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Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia

Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia

Volodymyr Kravchenko Reviews Marcel H. van Herpen’s Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia Marcel H. van Herpen, Putinism: The Slow Rise of a Radical Right Regime in Russia (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), 278 pp. Russia’s condition in recent years and everything associated with it has been attracting ever-increasing attention on the part of Western observers and politicians. The armed Russo-Ukrainian conflict of 2014, spilling across national boundaries, has added…

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