Rodric Braithwaite

Rodric Braithwaite was the British ambassador in Moscow at the time of the Soviet collapse in 1991. Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89 came out last year.

New World Chaos

Rodric Braithwaite, 24 January 2013

Mark Mazower has written many elegant but gloomy books about the unending capacity of the Europeans to destroy one another. His new book is elegant, perceptive, stimulating and erudite. It deals with the attempts to create institutions that would bring economic and political order not only to Europe, but to mankind in general, to find a way of bringing to an end the Hobbesian chaos of war...

Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to Moscow between 1988 and 1992, was in Russia when Soviet troops crossed the Oxus into Afghanistan in 1979. His fascinating account of the Soviet...

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