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  • In fewer than 150 pithy pages, Galeotti sketches a bleak, but convincing picture of the man in the Kremlin and the political system that he dominates.

    The Times
  • Dynamic, authoritative and often witty

    The Scotsman
  • Mark Galeotti, in We Need to Talk About Putin, has distilled a great deal of research and thought into a slim and engaging volume that reads like a primer for anyone poised to enter a negotiation with the Russian president.

    The Guardian
  • Easily the shrewdest and most insightful analysis yet of Putin’s policymaking.

    Foreign Affairs
  • Punchy and highly readable


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