An insider's account of the real Vladimir Putin by one of the world's leading experts in Russian crime and politics.
Professor Mark Galeotti is one of the foremost Russia-watchers today, who travels there regularly to teach, lecture, talk to his contacts, and generally watch the unfolding story of the Putin era. Based in London, he is Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Institute of International Relations Prague, having previously headed its Centre for European Security, and was before then Professor of Global Affairs at NYU. A prolific author on Russia and security affairs, he frequently acts as consultant to various government, commercial and law-enforcement agencies.
In fewer than 150 pithy pages, Galeotti sketches a bleak, but
convincing picture of the man in the Kremlin and the political
system that he dominates. * The Times *
Dynamic, authoritative and often witty * The Scotsman *
Mark Galeotti, in We Need to Talk About Putin, has distilled a great deal of research and thought into a slim and engaging volume that reads like a primer for anyone poised to enter a negotiation with the Russian president. * The Guardian *
Easily the shrewdest and most insightful analysis yet of Putin's policymaking. * Foreign Affairs *
Punchy and highly readable * TLS *