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Inkluderar namnet: Грегори Фейфер

Verk av Gregory Feifer

The Great Gamble: The Soviet War in Afghanistan (2009) 190 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Russians: The People behind the Power (2014) 117 exemplar, 2 recensioner

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Spy Handler: Memoir of a KGB Officer (2004)vissa utgåvor238 exemplar, 5 recensioner


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Harvard University, B.A., M.A.
Kort biografi
Gregory Feifer is a former Moscow correspondent for National Public Radio who has reported from Russia for almost a decade. During its resurgence under Putin, he filed from other former Soviet republics and across Russia, where he observed the effects of the country's vast new oil wealth on an increasingly nationalistic society as well as Moscow's rekindling of a new Cold War-style opposition to the West. In 2008, Feifer covered the Russia-Georgia war from the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia and traveled to Siberia, Belgrade and Berlin to produce a series on the Kremlin's use of Gazprom, the Russian gas monopoly, as an instrument of foreign policy.

Before joining NPR in 2005, Feifer-whose mother is Russian-lived in Paris and New York, and has written for numerous outlets, including The New Republic, The Washington Post and World Policy Journal. He witnessed the coup d'etat attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991, and later, on a fellowship from the Institute of Current World Affairs, examined the end of the Yeltsin era and Russia's subsequent transformation into an authoritarian state.

Feifer is the author of The Great Gamble, a history of the Soviet war in Afghanistan and coauthor of Spy Handler with former KGB colonel Victor Cherkashin. He lives in Boston with his wife Elizabeth, son Sebastian and daughter Vanessa.



A little dated now but good overview.
cygnet81 | 1 annan recension | Mar 24, 2019 |
A new look at why Russia doesn't go the way the western world thinks it logically should. Why not? Because there is little or no logic involved in the way Russian leaders think. There is no experience with abiding by rational laws. It's always been "whatever the leader says, goes". And, there is no reason to look for that to change. Whatever is best for Russia is what Russia will pursue. The story of the author's parents' romance--Russian mother, American father-- is woven throughout the book.
khiemstra631 | 1 annan recension | Mar 2, 2014 |
Its impossible to read this book and not see similarities in our own invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. This book in its own right and its own subject matter is an incredibly informative and easy to read book on the Soviet involvement, invasion, and occupation of Afghanistan. The book flows excellently from each subject and transitions easily from political, world, and individual accounts. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and sadly it would appear that those who orchestrated the Coalition invasion of Afghanistan didnt bother to read up on their Soviet history.… (mer)
Luftwaffe_Flak | 2 andra recensioner | Feb 6, 2014 |
Indeholder "Introduction", "1. Invasion Considered", " A Short, Victorious War", "2. Storm-333: The Invation", "3. The Soviets Dig In", "4. The Mujahideen Fight Back", "5. The Soviets Seek Victory", "6. The Tide Turns", "7. Endgame", "8. Aftermath", "Epilogue", "Acknowledgments", "Glossary of Names", "Notes", "Bibliography", "Index".

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"1. Invasion Considered, A Short, Victorious War" handler om tiden lige inden invasionen hvor Amin overtager fra Takiri med lusk, fup og fysik vold på Amins side og godtroenhed og naivitet på Takiris side. Russerne ser målløse til, mens det afghanske kommunistparti bliver revet i småstykker langs med stammeskel.
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Forfatteren beskriver russernes indtog og exit i Afghanistan. Landet er ca 100 år gammelt og grænserne er Englands og Ruslands skyld. De ville blandt meget andet svække pashtunerne og skar deres naturlige territorie over. Titlen er et ordspil på The Great Game, som er betegnelsen på det geopolitiske spil mellem England og Rusland om magten i området.

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bnielsen | 2 andra recensioner | Nov 18, 2013 |

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