This paper explores the sources of both autocratic breakdown and democratization in the context of the six post-Soviet countries that emerged as competitive authoritarian between 1990 and 1995:...
Post-Communist Paradox: How the Rise of Parliamentarism Coincided with the Demise of Pluralism in Moldova
Among the constellation of states with interesting constitutional stories to tell, tiny Moldova holds a unique place.
Western analysts have become increasingly alarmed with Russia's assertive foreign policy -- in both the economic and the political/strategic spheres -- toward the new states of the former Soviet...
The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its new class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development.
Russia controls over a quarter of the world's gas reserves -- months ago the Russian energy giant Gazprom forced Ukraine to pay sharply higher prices for natural gas.
April 11, 2014
Mark von Hagen teaches the history of Eastern Europe and Russia, with a focus on Ukrainian-Russian relations, at Arizona State University, after teaching 24 years at Columbia University, where he...
November 16, 2011
After the Cold War, much of the U.S. countering-WMD efforts focused on dismantling the weapons and WMD production systems of the Soviet Union.
April 19, 2011
About the speaker: Dr. Franz Cede is a retired Austrian diplomat who served as the Austrian Ambassador to Russia (1999-2003) and to NATO (2003-2007).