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“Vladimir Putin and the Future of Europe: The New Hybrid War”

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The Leadership in Global Markets Series Presents: “Vladimir Putin and the Future of Europe: The New Hybrid War”

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The Leadership in Global markets Series Presents:

“Vladimir Putin and the Future of Europe: The New Hybrid War”

with Prof. Mitchell Orenstein

Mitchell A. Orenstein is a leading scholar of the political economy and international affairs of Central and Eastern Europe. He is Professor and Chair of Russian and East European Studies at University of Pennsylvania and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

He is the author most recently of The Lands in Between: Russia vs. The West and the New Politics of Hybrid War (Oxford University Press, 2019), a study of how intensifying geopolitical conflict has shaped politics in the lands in between Russia and the West. It documents the “civilizational choice” faced by these countries, the resulting sharp polarization of politics, and the rise of corrupt power brokers who balance between both sides. While this politics is most evident in the lands in between, it is increasingly prevalent throughout Europe and the West. We are all lands in between.

Praise for this book:

"The Lands in Between is a seminal study of the post-Cold War political rivalry between the West and Russia. With his unmatched scholarship as a historian, Orenstein discusses Russia's hybrid war on the West from all possible angles."

- The Washington Book Review

"Orenstein's main argument-that Western countries are following the path of polarization long seen in the 'lands in between'-seems counterintuitive at first… This book is a must-read for longtime students of Eastern Europe and those only now realizing its geopolitical significance."

- Alina Polyakova, The Brookings Institution

“… A must-read for all academics and practitioners who are interested in Russia's malevolent influence on the West."

- Péter Krekó, Russian and East European Institute

This is event is made possible by a generous gift from the Rachel and Jim Hodges Fund and is sponsored by the Folks Center for International Business and the Walker Institute for International and Area Studies.

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