Putin's Wars: The Rise of Russia's New Imperialism

Putin's Wars: The Rise of Russia's New Imperialism

by Marcel H. Van Herpen

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ISBN-13: 9781442231375
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/16/2014
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Marcel H. Van Herpen is director of the Cicero Foundation, Maastricht.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Russia and the Curse of Empire
Chapter 1: Despotism and the Quest for Empire
Chapter 2: Comparing Western and Russian Legitimation Theories for Empire
Chapter 3: Putin and the End of Russian “Empire Fatigue”
Chapter 4: Putin’s Grand Design
Chapter 5: The Eurasian Union: Putin’s Newest Imperial Project
Part II: The “Internal War”
Chapter 6: Russia as a “Pluralist” One-Party State
Chapter 7: Preaching the Ultranationalist Gospel: The Transformation of “United Russia”
Chapter 8: The Nashi: Fascist Blackshirts or a New Komsomol?
Chapter 9: Send in the Cossacks
Part III: The Wheels of War
Chapter 10: Three Lost Wars: From Afghanistan to the First Chechen War
Chapter 11: The Mysterious Apartment Bombings: Detonator of the Second Chechen War
Chapter 12: The Second Chechen War: Putin’s War
Chapter 13: The War with Georgia, Part I: A Premeditated Russian Aggression
Chapter 14: The War with Georgia, Part II: Six Events Announcing the Kremlin’s Preparation for War
Chapter 15: The War with Georgia, Part III: The Propaganda War
Chapter 16: Conclusion
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