Is Vladimir Putin nuts? Has he drunk too much Russian vodka? Does he truly hate America? Do the people he presides over truly hate America? This book analyzes modern anti-Americanism in Russia during the era of Vladimir Putin. The main objective is to evaluate Vladimir Putin's anti-Americanism and the domestic political implications of Putinist anti-Americanism within Russia.
Putin's Evolving Anti-Americanism
Putin's Hybrid-authoritarian Machine
Implications of Russians' Anti-Americanism
Putin's Early History
Early Life and College
Into the Shadows: Putin in the KGB and the Case for a Long Term Cognitive Predisposition
Putin in the Aftermath of Collapse
Russia and the West in the 1990s: U.S. As an Inadvertent Contributor to PutinistAnti-americanism
Economic Collapse and the Absence of U.S. Aid
Putin: A Sudden Thrust Into the Limelight
Putin's Short-lived Premiership and Acting Presidency
Crisis in Chechnya
Presidential Election of 2000
Putin's First Presidency
Integrate Into or With the West… or Neither?
The Attacks of 9/11 and the Aftermath
Brotherly Love: Putin and Bush
Iraq and a Sudden Turn Against America?
Putin's Second Presidency
Shift From the West
America Inadvertently Plays Into Putin's Hand
The Future of U.S. Unilateralism
Western Turn by Former Constituent States
Critical Reciprocity? Attack on Those Who Criticize Him
President to Puppet Master and Back Again: Putin's Recent Premiership and Return to the Presidency Georgia
The Obama-Medvedev Reset: Short Lived or DOA?
The 2012 Election and Putin's Third Term
Russian Anti-Americanism: The Man, the Machine, and the Nation
The Russian Connection: Anti-Americanism and the Putin-state-polity Link
Anti-Americanism's Role in the Future of Russian–American Relations
Most Recent Events
How Can America Cope?