To modify Churchill, ‘Putin is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’. Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy’s updated and expanded edition of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin is an essential guidebook for navigating the enigma that is Russia’s leader. It is based on original research and interviews, along with a deep understanding of Russia itself. The result is a book that is part psychological study and part analysis of Russian domestic and foreign policies.
From the outset, Hill and Gaddy know the rules of the game: ‘He (Putin) controls the facts and the stories’. Getting a true picture …read more