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Philip Short’s timely Putin is a deeply researched biography that draws on almost 200 interviews conducted over eight years in Russia, the United States, and Europe. To the fullest extent anyone has yet been able, Short cracks open Vladimir Putin’s thick carapace to reveal the man underneath those bare-chested horseback rides. Michael Beckley’s Dangerzone: The Coming Conflict with China is a provocative and urgent analysis of the United States-China rivalry. This is a contest of clashing geopolitical interests and an ideological dispute over whether authoritarianism or democracy will dominate the 21st century. During the 2020s, the prospect of war will be frighteningly real – and the U.S. needs a near-term strategy to navigate this danger zone. And in A Matter of Trust: India U.S. Relations from Truman to Trump, Indian-born author Meenakshi Narula Ahamed draws on a trove of presidential papers, newly declassified documents, memoirs, and interviews to reveal the prejudices, insecurities, and political imperatives that so often have cast a shadow over the relationship between these two global powers. Moderated by author Sebastian Mallaby.
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