From one of Americas leading scholars of Russiawho served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, a revelatory, inside account of U.S.-Russia relations from 1989 to the presentIn 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of todays most contentious and consequential international relationships. As President Barack Obamas adviser on Russian affairs, McFaul helped craft the United States policyknown as reset that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. And then, as U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting, hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putins return to the presidency. This riveting inside account combines history and memoir to tellthe full story of U.S.-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the hostile, paranoidRussian president. From the first days of McFauls ambassadorship, the Kremlin actively sought to discredit and undermine him, hassling him with tactics that included dispatching protesters to his front gates, slandering him on state media, and tightly surveilling him, his staff, and his family.From Cold War to Hot Peace is an essential account of the most consequential global confrontation of our time....
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From Cold War to Hot Peace: The Inside Story of Russia and America Reviews
This is a fascinating read (mainly) about McFaul's experiences as part of the Obama White House and as U.S. Ambassador to Russia. It's richly detailed -- you'll feel like you're there. Recommended.
This is a great, extremely readable and insightful book. Just the right mix of political facts, historical perspective and description of McFaul's personal experiences. His concluding analysis of the reasons for the present terrible state of Russian American relations is something I'm sure I'll be reviewing in the future, as the continuing saga of a pugnacious Putin-led Russia continues to unfold.