Angela Stent: Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

Apr. 10, 2019, 5:30-7:00pm (registration required)
Alumnae Lounge, Tufts University, 40 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA

Join The Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University for a book talk by Angela Stent on her new book, "Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest." The talk will focus on Russia’s foreign policy and its role in contemporary world affairs. Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is by registration only.

How did Russia manage to emerge resurgent on the world stage and play a weak hand so effectively? Is it because Putin is a brilliant strategist? Or has Russia stepped into a vacuum created by the West’s distraction with its own domestic problems and U.S. ambivalence about whether it still wants to be a superpower? From renowned foreign policy expert Angela Stent comes a must-read dissection of present-day Russian motives and actions on the world stage. "Putin's World" examines the country’s turbulent past, how it has influenced Putin, the Russians’ understanding of their position on the global stage and their future ambitions—and their conviction that the West has tried to deny them a seat at the table of great powers since the Soviet collapse.


Angela Stent, director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, professor of government and foreign service, Georgetown University