Russia 2010 by Daniel Yergin
And What It Means for the World

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2010: Russia disintegrates as its frontier regions rebel or drift into the orbit of neighboring countries. 2010: Russia is invigorated by an economic chudo -- "miracle" -- that turns it into a thriving exemplar of the free market. 2010: Russia becomes a grim military dictatorship, bent on expansion.

This brilliant and visionary book, which is based on a confidential report by the international consulting firm CERA, offers several persuasively detailed scenarios of Russia's future. Using the management technique of "scenario planning" and drawing on an extensive knowledge of Russia's political and economic history, Daniel Yergin and Thane Gustafson have produced a study that is already shaping the investment strategies of major corporations and that will become an essential text in the policy debates about the next century. Russia 2010 captures in a timely way the changes shaking Russia and the former Soviet Union after Communism. The result is one of those rare books that not only predict the future but have the power to change it.

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About Daniel Yergin

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Daniel Yergin was born in Los Angeles on February 6, 1947. He received a B. A. from Yale University in 1968 and an M. A. and Ph. D. from Cambridge University. Yergin is the chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, the vice chairman of the Global Decisions Group and has chaired the U. S. Department of Energy Task Force on the future of energy research. He is the author of The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, which won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and was made into a PBS/BBC series. His other published works include Shattered Peace: The Origins of the Cold War and the National Security State, The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. Thane Gustafson is Professor of Government at Georgetown University and Senior Director of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates.
Published November 22, 1993 by Random House. 300 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Based on research by the international consulting firm CERA, this persuasive, newly updated study posits a number of detailed future scenarios for the former Soviet Union.

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The Independent

If its authors' credentials were not so sound - Yergin is president of a leading US think-tank, and Gustafson a respected scholar of the Soviet period and professor at Georgetown University - they would have been dismissed as innocents.

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London Review of Books

[it] did not meet the needs of the Soviet people in the Eighties, but the system had not met the needs of people in the Thirties and it was never designed to meet their needs.

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