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Implosion

The End of Russia and What It Means for America

Berman, Ilan

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Implosion
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Today, Putin's Russia is fast approaching a social and political crisis-one that promises to be every bit as profound as the fall of the USSR. Author Ilan Berman tackles the crisis that has Russia on the fast track to ruin, and the grave danger Russian collapse poses to America's security.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, Regnery Publishing,, [2013]
ISBN: 1621571572
9781621571575
Characteristics: xv, 252 p. ;,24 cm.

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Apr 10, 2014
  • skymarshall rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a must read whether you are a student of international studies or just plain wondering what is really happening in Eastern Europe and its skirmishes with Russia. To say that the book's propositions and posits about the intentions of Putin and Russia as being "insightful" is an understatement at the very least. " In page 110 it reads :...Ukraine holds a prominent place in Russian policy because of its historic role...serve key transit point for Russia's energy exports to Europe. On the next page , the author continues with " a strong sense of nationalism continues throughout Ukraine, sympathetic attitudes toward the idea of reintegration are not absent." And this was published at least a year before the events unfolding right now in the Crimea and greater Ukraine. Agent provocateurs, strong Russian forces gathered at the borders. While eyes are turned to the unrest in Ukraine, covert Russian forces are maybe even now working through their machinations at government and military levels, leapfrogging Ukraine, unto Belarus . The author did spoke of that country as being Russia's closet eco-politcal ally. This is on page 109.

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