Angela Stent Books and Publications


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

Angela Stent - Putin's World Russia Against the West and with the Rest

We all now live in a paranoid and polarized world of Putin’s making, and the Russian leader, through guile and disruption, has resurrected Russia’s status as a force to be reckoned with. From renowned foreign policy expert Angela Stent comes a must-read dissection of present-day Russian motives on the global stage.

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Advanced praise for Putin’s World

Informed by its author’s distinguished career in government and academia, this account of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s worldview provides an important window into one of the key geopolitical challenges of our time. Casual observers and seasoned experts will benefit from Dr. Stent’s brilliant exploration of Putin’s strategy and its disturbing implications for the West.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright

From one of the leading experts on Russian foreign policy, Putin’s World is a highly engaging, comprehensive overview of Moscow’s international relations. Angela Stent deftly explains Russia’s complex role at a fraught moment in history, drawing deeply on the country’s history, culture, and other key factors determining Russians’ conceptions of themselves and the world.

Gregory Feifer, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power

Like the judo player he once was, Vladimir Putin has figured out ways to assert Russian power despite his nation’s weakness. Understanding how he does it is crucial to America, and Angela Stent’s deeply knowledgeable and readable book provides brilliant insights.

Walter Isaacson, New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo Da Vinci and Einstein

An incisive exploration of ‘how and why Russia has returned to the world stage’…[Stent] offers a deeply informed look at why Russia, directed by President Vladimir Putin, persists in behaving in what the West regards as an exceedingly maddening, paranoid, and often aggressive manner…A compelling historico-psychological work delineating how the West should respond to Russia going forward. Read Review.

Kirkus (Starred Review)

Putin’s World offers a timely 21st century update on George Kennan’s Long Telegram. Russians understand their country through history, geography, empire-and stories of ‘great men.’ Angela Stent deftly explains how Putin’s version of Russian exceptionalism has been redrawing maps of power in Eurasia and beyond. In an era of strongmen who are seeking a new concert of power, Stent offers the wise perspective that we should consider Russia as it is, not as we might wish it to be.

Robert B. Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, US Trade Representative, and US Deputy Secretary of State

Putin’s World is the definitive guide to understanding the tangled history of post-Cold War Russia and its place in the world. Angela Stent offers a thoughtful, sober, and elegantly-written perspective that could not be more timely.

US Ambassador William J. Burns

Additional Publications from Angela Stent


The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century

The Limits of Partnership offers a riveting narrative on U.S.-Russian relations since the Soviet collapse and on the challenges ahead.

Russia and Germany Reborn 

This is the first book to examine the recent evolution of that tense and often violent relationship from both the Russian and German perspectives.