The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is proud to host a Director's Lunch on "Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia" with Susan Glasser and Peter Baker, journalists for the Washington Post.

"Here is the first great book on the new Russia, as fresh as this morning's headlines and great fun to read. Baker and Glasser have cracked the code--they explain Putin's Russia in terms any intelligent reader can understand. It is a grim story, told in vivid detail with great narrative skill. If Vladimir Putin uses his newly-acquired English-language skills to read this book, he won't like it. But readers curious about what has happened to the country we once considered our most important rival won't want to put it down."

--Robert G. Kaiser, author of Russia, The People and the Power, and Why Gorbachev Happened

Peter Baker and Susan Glasser were the Moscow Bureau Chiefs for The Washington Post from January 2001 to November 2004, responsible for covering Russia and the fourteen other nations that once belonged to the Soviet Union. During their overseas tour, they also covered the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Baker has been a reporter at The Post for seventeen years, including two stints as White House correspondent, first during Bill Clinton’s presidency and now again covering George W. Bush. He is author of the New York Times bestseller, The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton (Scribner, 2000). Glasser joined The Post seven years ago as deputy national editor and oversaw coverage of the Monica Lewinsky investigation, then became a national political correspondent writing about money and politics. Today she is the paper’s terrorism correspondent. Before coming to The Post, she was editor of Roll Call, the newspaper covering Capitol Hill. They live in Washington with their son Theodore.

 

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