Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War

Marvin Kalb


Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War

Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War

  • Title: Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War
  • Author: Marvin Kalb
  • ISBN: 9780815726647
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Hardcover



Imperial Gamble examines how Putin reached that conclusion by taking a critical look at the recent political history of post Soviet Russia It also journeys deeper into Russian and Ukrainian history to explain fully what keeps them together and yet at the same time drives them apart.Kalb argues that the post cold war world today hangs on the resolution of the UkraineImperial Gamble examines how Putin reached that conclusion by taking a critical look at the recent political history of post Soviet Russia It also journeys deeper into Russian and Ukrainian history to explain fully what keeps them together and yet at the same time drives them apart.Kalb argues that the post cold war world today hangs on the resolution of the Ukraine crisis So long as it is treated as a problem to be resolved by Russia, on the one side, and the United States and Europe, on the other, it will remain a danger zone with global consequences The only sensible solution lies in both Russia and Ukraine recognizing that their futures are irrevocably linked by the geography, power, politics, and history that Kalb brings to life in Imperial Gamble.


Recent Comments "Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War"

This was a wonderful way to focus on all of the Russian history I didn't understand, except for Massie's fabulous Catherine the Great biography. I spent a week in Kerch, Crimea, in June 1992 as part of a two-week exchange program. I wish I'd had this book for the clearly written history that Kalb provides. This would have been 5 stars except I experienced a sense that the last couple of summary chapters were redundant. But--the 16-17 previous chapters were fascinating. His presentation of the Ru [...]

A fascinating history of the relationship between Ukraine and Russia and how it's shaped the current crisis with a look into the lives and thinking of Putin and other main characters. A bit too much detail on occasion for my tastes but otherwise excellent.

i saw this on amazon :"Marvin Kalb, a former journalist and Harvard professor, traces how the Crimea of Catherine the Great became a global tinder box. The world was stunned when Vladimir Putin invaded and seized Crimea in March 2014. In the weeks that followed, pro-Russian rebels staged uprisings in southeastern Ukraine. The United States and its Western allies immediately imposed strict sanctions on Russia and whenever possible tried to isolate it diplomatically."THIS IS A HUGE LIE! THIS IS/WA [...]

Continues to stay relevant as the crisis persists.


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