Articles by Richard Sakwa

April 13, 2022

Putin’s revolt against liberal modernity

Richard Sakwa
Richard Sakwa argues that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is the culmination of a long period of increasing tensions between Russia and the West. The portents were not only ignored by the West, but misunderstood, and security concerns became part of a broader cultural alienation
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Richard Sakwa
Professor of Russian and European Politics, University of Kent

Richard is also a Senior Research Fellow at the National Research University-Higher School of Economics in Moscow and an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Political Science at Moscow State University.

After graduating in History from the London School of Economics, he took a PhD from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) at the University of Birmingham.

Richard has held lectureships at the Universities of Essex and California, Santa Cruz, before joining the University of Kent in 1987.

He has published widely on Soviet, Russian, post-communist and international affairs.

The Lost Peace: How We Failed to Prevent a Second Cold War
Yale University Press, forthcoming

The Lost Peace: How We Failed to Prevent a Second Cold War

Deception: Russiagate and the New Cold War
Lexington, 2021

Deception: Russiagate and the New Cold War

The Putin Paradox
I. B. Tauris (Bloomsbury), 2020

The Putin Paradox

Russia’s Futures
Polity Press, 2019

Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order
Cambridge University Press, 2017

Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands
I. B. Tauris, 2016

Putin Redux: Power and Contradiction in Contemporary Russia
Routledge, 2014

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