The Crimean Nexus: Putin?s War And The Clash Of Civilizations

Hardcover | January 10, 2017

byConstantine Pleshakov

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How the West sleepwalked into another Cold War

A native of Yalta, Constantine Pleshakov is intimately familiar with Crimea’s ethnic tensions and complex political history. Now, he offers a much-needed look at one of the most urgent flash points in current international relations: the first occupation and annexation of one European nation’s territory by another since World War II.

Pleshakov illustrates how the proxy war unfolding in Ukraine is a clash of incompatible world views. To the U.S. and Europe, Ukraine is a country struggling for self-determination in the face of Russia’s imperial nostalgia. To Russia, Ukraine is a “sister nation,” where NATO expansionism threatens its own borders. In Crimea itself, the native Tatars are Muslims who are vehemently opposed to Russian rule. Engagingly written and bracingly nonpartisan, Pleshakov’s book explains the missteps made on all sides to provide a clear, even-handed account of a major international crisis.

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How the West sleepwalked into another Cold War A native of Yalta, Constantine Pleshakov is intimately familiar with Crimea’s ethnic tensions and complex political history. Now, he offers a much-needed look at one of the most urgent flash points in current international relations: the first occupation and annexation of one European nati...

A former foreign policy analyst at the Institute of U.S. and Canada Studies in Moscow, Constantine Pleshakov emigrated to America in 1998. In 2012, The Princeton Review named him one of the 300 best college professors in the U.S. He lives in Amherst, MA.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030021488X

ISBN - 13:9780300214888

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"This is a succinct and savvy account of the Crimean crisis, why it bodes badly for all concerned, and written in a style that reminds me of Joseph Brodsky."—Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers:  The Revolutionary Generation