Bringing Putin down to size

Alex Nice on three books that undermine the ‘grand strategist’ image

The World Today Published 4 April 2019 Updated 6 November 2020 4 minute READ

We Need to Talk about Putin: Why the West Gets Him Wrong, and How to Get Him Right

Mark Galeotti, Ebury Press, £9.99

Moscow Rules: What Drives Russia to Confront the West

Keir Giles, Insight Series, Brookings Press/Chatham House, £24.99

The Putin System: An Opposing View

Grigory Yavlinsky, Columbia University Press, £22.00

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