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Putin on the March: The Russian President's Unchecked Global Advance

Putin on the March: The Russian President's Unchecked Global Advance

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In his 2016 book coauthored with Evan Roth Smith, Putin's Master Plan, Doug Schoen warned of the Russian president's grand vision to expand his country's influence around the world, especially in Eastern Europe, while destabilizing the Western alliance and delegitimizing the very principles of free societies--and especially the political model of democracy's exemplar, the United States. Now, in Putin on the March, Schoen brings the story up to date, warning that Putin's mission is no abstraction but rather an active, ongoing campaign, and one that the Russian president has pursued with far more successes than setbacks. And Schoen warns again that the United States continues to lack a coherent plan for combating Russian aggression, political intrigue--including the cyberwarfare that has upended American politics--and the communications and propaganda offensive that seems continually to keep the Western democracies off balance.

In Putin on the March, Schoen examines Russian moves across a range of geopolitical areas, including Moscow's sustained menacing of its Eastern European neighbors, especially Ukraine, and analyzes Russia's current posture regarding energy markets, the diplomatic situation, espionage and cyberwarfare, and Moscow-Washington relations. This follow-up reveals that Schoen's previous warnings have been borne out. Under Putin's leadership, Russia is achieving success in the three key areas in which it needs to prevail: foreign policy; control of Russian internal politics; and keeping the United States confused, demoralized, and even destabilized. Those who dismiss Putin's behavior as unsustainable or reckless overlook the fundamental truth: he is getting away with it, and the more he gets away with, and the longer he does, the stronger he becomes--especially as the Western democracies grow more fractured both from their own internal problems and from lack of consensus on how to respond.

Author: Douglas E. Schoen
Publisher: Encounter Books
Published: 11/14/2017
Pages: 112
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781594039935

About the Author
Douglas E. Schoen has been one of the most influential Democratic campaign consultants for over thirty years. A founding partner and principal strategist for Penn Schoen Berland, he is widely recognized as one of the coinventors of overnight polling. His political clients include New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Indiana governor Evan Bayh, and his corporate clients include the former AOL Time Warner, Procter & Gamble, and AT&T. Internationally, he has worked for the heads of states of over fifteen countries. He is the author of many books, including America in the Age of Trump: Opportunities and Oppositions in an Unsettled World (2017), coauthored with Jessica Tarlov, and The Nixon Effect (2016). Schoen is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and various other newspaper and online publications, as well as Fox News.

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