Putin, the West and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus
Reviews and Awards
"This timely and incisive work is highly recommended for those interested in how a new path leading from the ruins of the crumbling liberal international order established after World War II can be anticipated, plotted and navigated." - Charles Travis, Trinity College Dublin, University of Texas—Arlington
"Gerard Toal's book is positioned within the field of critical geopolitics ... It offers a convincing critique of the dominant explanations ... [this] book makes an important contribution to the ongoing debate." - Viacheslav Morozov, Slavic Review
"An extremely important and topical book... offers a fascinating and long-awaited look under the lid of Putin's aggressive and dangerously imperialist mentality." - Vitali Vitaliev, Geographical
"Near Abroad eloquently clook under the lid of Putins aggressive and dangerously imperialist mentality.""" frames employed in Western geopolitical culture referring to the current standoff with Russia." - Joanna Rak, Geopolitics
"a highly nuanced work" - April Curtis, LSE Review of Books
""Near Abroad reads like a suspense novel that happens to also be a remarkable piece of scholarship. It is thoroughly researched and written with great care and responsibility." - Marianna Pavlovskaya, Department of Geography, Hunter College"