Join us on Tuesday 24 October 2023 to celebrate the launch of Professor Alex Bellamy's latest book, Warmonger: Vladimir Putin's Imperial Wars. During the event, Professor Bellamy will discuss the hows and whys of the war in Ukraine as detailed in his book, followed by an opportunity for audience questions. 

About the book

 Agenda Publishing

Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022 was a war long in the making and is the latest in a series of military interventions that have showcased Vladimir Putin's deadly imperial ambitions and the ruthless and bloody strategies that serve his vision of a greater Russia. Putin's Russia wants its empire back and it has taken the events in Ukraine for the West to finally realise it.

Professor Alex Bellamy examines the road to Ukraine 2022 and charts the path from Chechnya, Putin's first war which helped propel him to the presidency, through to conflict in Georgia, Crimea, the South Caucasus and Syria. He shows the central role war has played in Putin's rule and how it has helped craft a new social contract between president and people grounded in a shared vision of Russian national identity.

About the author 

Alex J. Bellamy is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect at The University of Queensland, Australia. A Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, he has served as a consultant to the United Nations, was a Non-Resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute, New York, and has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford. His most recent books include Syria Betrayed: War, Atrocities, and the Failure of International Diplomacy (2022) and World Peace (And How We Can Achieve it) (2019).

Book image and publisher: Agenda Publishing

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