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

The first annual U.S.-Russia Relations Book Prize from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University has been awarded to Putins 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 worlds 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 Stents 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 Russias 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.

Putins World “ 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 Putins intervention in American elections. In Putins World, Dr. Stent calls for a combination of realism, push-back and strategic patience in the Wests response to Putins world.

Angela Stent 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.

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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 21st Century, won the American Academy of Diplomacys prize for best book on the practice of U.S. Diplomacy. Dr. Stent received her B.A. from Cambridge University, her masters 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

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