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From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Inside Story of Russia and America
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Michael McFaul
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From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Inside Story of Russia and America

Michael McFaul


9780241351017

Allen Lane


Peace studies & conflict resolution;
History;
The Cold War;
International relations


Hardback

496 pages

$59.99
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From one of the world's leading scholars of Russia who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, a revelatory, inside account of U.S.-Russia relations from 1989 to the present.

In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today's most contentious and consequential international relationships. As President Barack Obama's adviser on Russian affairs, McFaul helped craft the United States' policy known as "reset" that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. And then, as U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting, hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency.

This riveting inside account combines history and memoir to tell the full story of U.S.-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president. From the first days of McFaul's ambassadorship, the Kremlin actively sought to discredit and undermine him, hassling him with tactics that included dispatching protesters to his front gates, slandering him on state media, and tightly surveilling him, his staff, and his family.

From Cold War to Hot Peace is an essential account of the most consequential global confrontation of our time.

By:   Michael McFaul
Imprint:   Allen Lane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   937g
ISBN:   9780241351017
ISBN 10:   0241351014
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   May 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

MICHAEL MCFAUL is professor of political science, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He served for five years in the Obama administration, first at the White House as special assistant to the president and senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs at the National Security Council, then as U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation. Also an analyst for NBC News and a contributing columnist to the Washington Post, he is the author of several books, including Russia's Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin.McFaul was born and raised in Montana. He received his B.A. in international relations and Slavic languages and his M.A. in Soviet and East European studies from Stanford University, then completed his D. Phil. in international relations at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.


Praise for previous academic works by Michael McFaul * : * Well informed and judicious * The New York Times * There are simply no better scholars of Russian democracy writing today than Michael McFaul -- Stephen Sestanovich * Council on Foreign Relations and former Ambassador * Empirically rich and theoretically informed -- Timothy J Colton * Director of Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University * A path-breaking study of Russian politics ... Deeply informative, fascinating, and at times gripping history -- Journal of Democracy * Larry Diamond *

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