Putin’s World by Angela Stent – “Must Read” on Russia’s Motives and Actions – Wins First Book Award from Fletcher School at Tufts University

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“Extraordinary Achievement” explains how Vladimir Putin “reasserted
Russia as a Great Power”

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The first annual U.S.-Russia Relations Book Prize from The Fletcher
School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University has been awarded to Putin’s
World: Russia against the West and with the Rest
by Professor Angela
Stent. The Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School established
the prize to advance understanding and insight into the increasingly
abrasive relationship between the world’s two nuclear powers.

The award recognizes an outstanding book on foreign policy pertaining
to the United States and Russia,” said Chris Miller, Assistant Professor
of International History at The Fletcher School. “Angela Stent’s book is
an extraordinary achievement, describing how Vladimir Putin has
reasserted Russia as a great power and become a great challenge for the
United States. It is a must-read dissection of present-day Russia’s
motives and actions on the world stage. The importance of this book
resonates with the values and intentions of this prize.”

It is a great honor to have this recognition from Fletcher and its
outstanding program on Russian and Eurasian studies, and all the more so
at the time of publication of my book,” said Professor Stent. “The
establishment of this prize will play an important role in advancing
understanding of U.S.-Russian relations and the looming crisis between
the two countries.”

– published by Twelve, part of Hachette –describes
how Vladimir Putin has put Russia back on the world stage as a great
power and power broker, despite having a GDP smaller than that of Italy.
The book also explains Putin’s intervention in American elections. In Putin’s
Dr. Stent calls for “a combination of realism, push-back and
strategic patience in the West’s response to Putin’s world.”

is Professor of Government and in the School of Foreign
Service at Georgetown University, where she directs the Center for
Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies.

Dr. Stent has served on the Policy Planning Staff in the Department of
State and as U.S. National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia.
Her previous book The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations
in the 21
st Century, won the American
Academy of Diplomacy’s prize for best book on the practice of U.S.
Diplomacy. Dr. Stent received her B.A. from Cambridge University, her
master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard
University, and her Ph.D. from Harvard.

The Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School is dedicated to
teaching and research of a broad range of historical and contemporary
issues related to Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the
Caucasus. Its mission is to educate future scholars and practitioners,
generate cutting-edge scholarly analysis of the region, and foster
U.S.-Russia cooperation.

The award was presented at a ceremony at the Fletcher School.

Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European
Studies (CERES), at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, is a center for
research and convening, and is home to one of the nation’s pre-eminent
Master’s degree programs, focusing on the political, economic, social,
cultural and historical complexity of the Eurasian, Russian and East
European region. For sixty years, the program has provided an intense
grounding in the languages and cultures of the region and
interdisciplinary depth in the social sciences. Its graduates go on to
careers in both the public and private sectors, both in the United
States and around the world. https://ceres.georgetown.edu


Matt Hill
687 4328
Georgetown University
School of Foreign Service

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