The ‘Russiagate’ affair is one of the most far-reaching political events of recent years. But what exactly was the nature and extent of Russian interference in the campaign that led to the presidency of Donald J. Trump?
Richard Sakwa sets out the dramatic series of events that combined to create Russiagate and examines whether together they form a persuasive account of Russian interference.
Examining the multiple layers in play, his analysis challenges some of the more overblown claims of Russian collusion and provides historical context to make sense of today’s tensions.
As concerns rise about a New Cold War, this highly readable account is essential reading to understand contemporary East-West relations.
“From one of the most perceptive scholars of Russian and international politics, this book tackles one of the biggest questions in world politics with verve, nuance and plain common sense”. Graeme Gill, University of Sydney
Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent, an Associate Fellow of Chatham House and a member of the Academy of Social Sciences. A highly respected scholar of contemporary Russia, he held lectureships at the Universities of Essex and California, Santa Cruz, before joining the University of Kent in 1987 and has published widely on Soviet, Russian and European affairs.
Chapter 1: Introduction;
Chapter 2: Inside the Machine;
Chapter 3: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?;
Chapter 4: The Deep State Takes Over;
Chapter 5: Russiagate and the World;
Chapter 6: The Crisis of American Democracy?;
Chapter 7: Russiagate in Perspective;
Chapter 8: Conclusion.