Why did Putin go to war, and can Ukraine win? A leading Russia historian chimes in

Orlando Figes, whose most recent book is "The Story of Russia," on the country's love of strongmen, the fate of dissenters and how the war will end. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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An incremental way to peace despite Putin and the persistence of war

Christopher Blattman wrote "Why We Fight: The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace" before Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. But the book does offer insight into Putin's playbook. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Marie Yovanovitch on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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Books for Understanding the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

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How Putin pushed aside the oligarchs and made Russia his own

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The Cold War roots of Putin’s digital-age intelligence strategy

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