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Mark Galeotti: We Need to Talk about Putin: How the West Gets Him Wrong


Meet the world's most dangerous man. Or is he? Who is the real Vladimir
Putin? What does he want? And what will he do next? Despite the millions of
words written on Putin's Russia, the West still fails to truly understand one
of the world's most powerful politicians, whose influence spans the globe
and whose networks of power reach into the very heart of our daily lives. In
this essential primer, Professor Mark Galeotti uncovers the man behind the
myth, addressing the key misperceptions of Putin and explaining how we
can decipher his motivations and next moves. From Putin’s early life in the
KGB and his real relationship with the USA to his vision for the future of
Russia – and the world – Galeotti draws on new Russian sources and
explosive unpublished accounts to give unparalleled insight into the man at
the heart of global politics.

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Author Biography

Jonáš Syrovátka

Jonáš Syrovátka is a PhD student of political science at Masaryk University in
Brno researching the development of the Russian political system and its
history. He also works as a Program Manager at the think-tank Prague
Security Studies Institute, focusing on disinformation and strategic