Richard Sakwa is Professor of Politics at the University of Kent at Canterbury, a Senior Research Fellow at HSE in Moscow and an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Political Science at Moscow State University. After graduating in History from the LSE, he took a PhD from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) at the University of Birmingham. He held lectureships at the Universities of Essex and California, Santa Cruz, before joining the University of Kent in 1987. He has published widely on Russian and international affairs. Recent books include Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands (I. B. Tauris, 2016; reissued April 2022), Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Russia’s Futures (Polity, 2019) and The Putin Paradox (I. B. Tauris, 2020). His book Deception: Russiagate and the New Cold War came out with Lexington Books in late 2021 and he is currently working on The Lost Peace: How We Failed to Prevent a New Cold War for Yale University Press.