In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join President-elect Barack Obama´s national security team, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today´s most contentious international relationships. McFaul had been studying and visiting Russia for decades, becoming one of America´s preeminent scholars on the country during the first Putin era. During President Obama´s first term, McFaul helped craft the policy known as ´´Reset,´´ which fostered unprecedented collaboration between the two countries under Dmitry Medvedev´s presidency. Later, as U.S. ambassador from 2012 to 2014, he witnessed firsthand how Vladimir Putin´s new rise interrupted this era of cooperation and returned Russian-American relations to a level of hostility not known since the darkest days of the Cold War. From the outset of his ambassadorship, the Kremlin accused McFaul of being sent by Obama to foment revolution against Putin´s regime. This resulting insider´s account - uniquely combining history, politics and intimate personal knowledge of the corridors of power - takes us from Putin´s dacha to ornate Kremlin chambers and the Oval Office, to explain how Russia really works, and why the world has entered a dangerous new era of confrontation.
Friends in Peace and War:The Russian Navy´s Landmark Visit to Civil War San Francisco C. Douglas Kroll
In War and Peace and War, Peter Turchin uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to offer a bold new theory about the course of world history. Turchin argues that the key to the formation of an empire is a society´s capacity for collective action. He demonstrates that high levels of cooperation are found where people have to band together to fight off a common enemy, and that this kind of cooperation led to the formation of the Roman and Russian empires, and the United States. But as empires grow, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, conflict replaces cooperation, and dissolution inevitably follows. Eloquently argued and rich with historical examples, War and Peace and War offers a bold new theory about the course of world history with implications for nations today.
Japanese-Soviet/Russian Relations since 1945:A Difficult Peace Kimie Hara
Palestine in EU and Russian Foreign Policy:Statehood and the Peace Process Malath Alagha
THE ORIGINAL TRANSLATION BY ROBERT CHANDLER, UPDATED AND REVISED The twentieth century War and Peace, a broad portrait of an age and a searing vision of Stalinist Russia, Life and Fate is also the story of a family, the Shaposhnikovs, whose lives in the army, the gulag, a physics institute, a power station and a concentration camp are stunningly evoked, from their darkest to their most poetic moments. Judged so dangerous by the Soviet authorities that the manuscript was immediately confiscated when completed in 1960, Grossman´s masterpiece was finally smuggled into the West and published in 1980. The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.
Tolstoy´s finest literary achievement.The novel chronicles the history of the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. The Encyclopædia Britannica states: ´´It can be argued that no single English novel attains the universality of the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy´s War and Peace´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Munro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/trlk/000735/bk_trlk_000735_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dating to the ninth century BC, Homer´s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Vladimir Samoylov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/zaot/000026/bk_zaot_000026_sample.mp3.
War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy. It is regarded as a central work of world literature and one of Tolstoy´s finest literary achievements. The novel chronicles the history of the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version, titled ´´The Year 1805´´, were serialized in the Russian Messenger from 1865 to 1867. The novel was first published in its entirety in 1869. Tolstoy said War and Peace is ´´[N]ot a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less a historical chronicle´´. Large sections, especially the later chapters, are a philosophical discussion rather than narrative. Tolstoy also said the best Russian literature does not conform to standards and hence hesitated to call War and Peace a novel. Instead, he regarded Anna Karenina as his first true novel. The Encyclopedia Britannica states: ´´It can be argued that no single English novel attains the universality of the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy´s War and Peace.´´(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119640/bk_acx0_119640_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.