Leon Aron

Snapshot
Leon Aron

Since the Putin Doctrine is geared toward provoking confrontation with the United States, Obama was right to abandon his reset with Russia in favor of a strategic pause.

Snapshot
Leon Aron

Since coming to power in 2000, Vladimir Putin has added an overarching goal to Russian foreign policy: the recovery of economic, political, and geostrategic assets lost by the Soviet state in 1991.

Capsule Review
Nov/Dec
2012
Robert Legvold

It might seem oxymoronic to speak of shining moments during the waning years of the Soviet Union, but Aron more than justifies the description with a stunning portrait of the intellectual and moral revolution that burst forth between 1987 and 1991. But Aron’s account is less convincing when it comes to explaining why the soul-searching of those heady days later mutated into something more diffuse and less compelling.

Capsule Review
May/Jun
2000
Robert Legvold