Would you prefer a cold peace to a cold war or hot war?
The “Zelensky effect,” according to this accessible and very relevant book, is his ability to mobilise Ukrainian “civic national identity” or “44 million Zelenskys,” as the authors describe it, in
“Victorious in Defeat . .
“brilliant. . . . Beyond tracing Putin’s career and delving into his psychology, his beliefs and values, Weiss places his character firmly in context.”
“Kaplan is one of the leading geopolitical thinkers of our age.”
You should read this book if you want to know more about the politics and personal style of Russian president Vladimir Putin and US politics in the Trump era.
For the last 80 years, global commerce on the oceans has been conducted in a mostly peaceful manner protected by the mantel of the United States Navy.
The role of the news establishment and the American newspaper has undergone several profound transformations in American history.
“That we have new levels of symbolic saturation via social media should give us a long moment of pause as we consider the intended and unintended effects of the powerful technologies that m
Americans have stopped listening—to each other and to their institutions.
“Zakaria’s grasp of the big picture and his ability to channel such a wide narrative in a very readable format should be commended.”
“Brian Stalter’s book explores the perfidious relationship between the president of the United States and Fox News, an affiliation that explains much about the catastrophe of Trump’s term i
Who is best suited to understand and explain the cynical marriage of convenience between Donald Trump and America’s white evangelicals—a critical outsider, or a sympathetic insider?
“The Hackers and the State provides a reliable summary and deep analysis of a novel force bound to shape world affairs.”
“When you’re president, you can do anything.” This slogan, adapted by David Leonhardt (New York Times, February 3, 2020) from Trump’s claim about getting his way with women thanks to his T
“An estimated 30 million people died under Stalin’s regime of terror. These nine women show us how they avoided being among them. Their voices inspire us all . . .”
“Donald Trump appears to conceive politics like business and sex—a combat zone contesting personal power, with winning the only pleasure.”
“There are three ways of influencing a person: blackmail, vodka, or the threat of murder.” This view, attributed here to Vladimir Putin, casts a penumbra over the entire book.
Russian Roulette is essential reading for anyone interested in the strange story of Donald Trump’s complex and disturbing relationship with Russia.
“The only thing worse than reading this chilling book is not reading it and thereby failing to fully grasp the depth and degree of America’s descent into madness as it lurches chaotically t
“They are unhinged, mentally ill, and represent a clear and present danger to the world.”
The 2016 presidential campaign cycle has proven to be the most unpredictable and volatile in modern history.
Is there an Obama Doctrine—a grand strategy based on a coherent worldview that guides Obama’s foreign policy?
“no less than a clarion call to the American people to rise up and release these ties that bind.”