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Russia and Eurasia

Scholarly Publications

The Russian Empire 1450-1801

March 2017

Modern Russian identity and historical experience has been largely shaped by Russia's imperial past: an empire that was founded in the early modern era and endures in large part today.

Representing Legitimacy in Early Modern Russia

January 2017

The article explores the ways in which the sixteenth-century Illuminated Chronicle (Litsevoi letopisnyi svod) demonstrates the ideology of state legitimacy through its illustrations.

Genocide: A World History (New Oxford World History)

December 2016

Genocide occurs in every time period and on every continent. Using the 1948 U.N.

Other Publications

McFaul on Europe, Russia, China, and the Middle East

January 2016

Michael McFaul discusses Europe, Russia, China, the Middle East with the Stanford Political Journal.Read full interview at the Stanford Political Journal.

Can America and Russia Cooperate in Syria?

January 2016

President Vladimir Putin's decision to intervene in Syria marked a major turning point in Russian foreign policy in 2015.

Where the 2016 Republicans Split from Ronald Reagan

December 2015

During the Republican primary debate held at the Ronald Reagan library in September, presidential candidates struggled to outdo each other in their admiration for and affinity with President Reagan...

News

Hecker: North Korea's nuclear background critical to U.S. policy

April 2017

The North Korean nuclear crisis continues to dominate the news, but it has been remarkably devoid of analysis.

The appeal of authoritarianism: Has democracy had its day?

April 2017

"What is behind democracy’s seeming decline? What is fuelling the widespread appeal of authoritarianism?

When science brought Americans and Russians together

April 2017

The first Russian explosive device to land on US soil wasn’t delivered by a Russian missile, as Americans feared might happen throughout the Cold War. It was delivered by FedEx.

Events

Mark Leonard - Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations

April 3, 2017

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The Kremlin's Trojan Horses?: Russia and the European Far Right

March 30, 2017

A wave of far-right populism is sweeping across Europe. Euroskeptic, nationalist, populist parties, once on the fringes of European politics, are poised to enter the mainstream.

The Evolution of Autocracy

February 16, 2017

Abstract:Globalization, shifting great power dynamics, and the growing accessibility of Internet and communication technology has changed the environment within which autocrats operate.

Projects

Program on Human Rights

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be phasing out its program in 2015 with the retirement of PHR’s Director Helen...
English

Leadership Academy for Development Workshops

The Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) trains government officials and business leaders from developing countries to help the private sector be a constructive force for economic growth and...
English

European Security Initiative

Stanford Initiative on European SecurityWith Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine in 2014, Europe is facing the greatest challenge to its stability and security since...
English

Multimedia

Doomed to Cooperate: Averting Post-Cold War Nuclear Dangers

October 2016

At the end of the Cold War, American and Russian scientists came together—overcoming political, cultural, and geographic divides—to work toward a common goal of reducing nuclear threat. In this video, Siegfried S.

Why do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and its Historical Origin

August 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Why do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and its Historical Origin" on Jan.

What the Litvinenko Assassination Accusation Means for the Kremlin

January 2016

On January 21, 2016, an inquiry report ordered by the British government was released detailing the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

People

Coit D. Blacker Senior Fellow Professor, Humanities and Sciences
David Lobell Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences
Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Alla Kassianova Alla Kassianova Senior Research Associate
Joseph Torigian Joseph Torigian Postdoctoral Fellow
Anne Clunan Anne Clunan Affiliate
Katarzyna Zysk Katarzyna Zysk Visiting Scholar