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The New Cold War: Revolutions, Rigged Elections and Pipeline Politics in the Former Soviet Union

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When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the Soviet Union collapsed two years later, liberal democracy was supposed to fill the void left by Soviet Communism. Poland and Czechoslovakia made the best of reforms, but the citizens of the "Evil Empire" itself saw little of the promised freedom, and more of the same old despots and corruption. Recently, a second wave of reforms — Serbia in 2000, Georgia in 2003, and Ukraine in 2004, as well as Kyrgyzstan's regime change in 2005 — have proven almost as monumental as those in Berlin and Moscow. The people of the Eastern bloc, aided in no small part by Western money and advice, are again rising up and demanding an end to autocracy. And once more, the Kremlin is battling the White House every step of the way. Mark MacKinnon spent these years working in Moscow, and his view of the story and access to those involved remains unparalleled. With The New Cold War, he reveals the links between these democratic revolutions — and George Soros, the idealistic American billionaire behind them — in a major investigation into the forces that are quietly reshaping the post-Soviet world.

About the Author

Mark MacKinnon was the Moscow bureau chief for the Globe and Mail from 2002 to 2005, and in addition to Eastern Europe covered the wars in Afghanistan, Chechnya and Iraq. A two-time winner of the National Newspaper Award, Canadas top reporting prize, his latest posting is in the Middle East.

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Carroll & Graf Publishers
Mark MacKinnon
MacKinnon, Marc A.
Former Soviet republics
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Europe - Former Soviet Republics
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Georgia (Republic) History.
Russia-Post Soviet Republics
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
Revolutions, Rigged
Publication Date:
9 x 6 in 18.5 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » Russia » Post Soviet Republics
History and Social Science » Russia » Soviet States Post 1985
History and Social Science » World History » General

The New Cold War: Revolutions, Rigged Elections and Pipeline Politics in the Former Soviet Union
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