The End of Russia and What It Means for America

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Crises--political, social, and economic--run rampant within Mother Russia's borders. Russian troops infiltrate the Crimean peninsula, the UN Security Council attempts to mediate concerning the conflict with Ukraine, and the United States pledges aid to former Soviet satellites--and civil war teeters on the brink of eruption. In the wake of the Sochi Olympics, it is Russia that is skating on thin ice, and Vladimir Putin's autonomous regime looks shakier by the minute.Ilan Berman shows the future of the country as grim and on the fast track to complete ruination. Is the end in sight for this former superpower? In Implosion , Berman explains why Russia's collapse is imminent and how this nation's ultimate demise will vitiate the United States.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Regnery Publishing, 2013
ISBN: 9781621571575
Characteristics: xv, 252 p. : map ; 24 cm


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Apr 10, 2014

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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