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Eastern Europe

Scholarly Publications

Cold war isomorphism: Communist regimes and the West European model of worker participation

July 2016

In studies of cultural globalisation, the influence of communist regimes on Western Europe has remained under-theorised and little explored.

Is Poland Really Lost? Poland’s Contested Governance Reforms and the Further Role of the Central Eastern European Area (CEE) in the EU

February 2016

On January 13, 2016 for the first time in its history the European Union launched an investigation against one of its full member states, i.e. Poland.

Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War in Europe (essay)

November 2013

Imposing, Maintaining, and Tearing Open the Iron Curtain: The Cold War and East-Central Europe, 1945–1989, edited by Mark Kramer and Vít Smetana, consists of cutting-edge essays by distinguished...

Other Publications

Reshaping the Middle East: Winning a Lasting Peace in Iraq Will Take More than Tanks

February 2003

Protesters who marched around the world last week were wrong to assume that American inaction against Iraq will make their children safer or the Iraqi people better off.

An Alliance That Really Works

November 2002

The celebration in Prague should have been more raucous. The most successful alliance in world history has extended to corners of Europe unimaginable just a few years ago.

News

McFaul examines reasons for decline in US-Russia relationship

April 2018

Answers to why the US-Russia relationship seems to be at a dangerous low these days can be found in a new book by Stanford scholar Michael McFaul.

New study links immigrant naturalization to long-term political integration

September 2015

One of the key policy debates in Europe centers on how best to integrate immigrants. The issue is particularly salient in Switzerland where immigrants make up almost 25% of the population.

US-China relations headed for “scratchy time,” says Oksenberg lecturer

June 2014

Kenneth Lieberthal of The Brookings Institution delivered the annual Oksenberg Lecture on U.S.-China relations at Shorenstein APARC on June 3.

Events

Conference on Democracy and its Discontents

October 9, 2015

The Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective is holding a conference on Democracy and its Discontents on October 8-10 in Budapest, Hungary.

Hitler - Beneš - Tito: Conflict, War and Genocide in East Central and South East Europe

September 23, 2014

*Please note the date has changed from September 23 to September 22*A talk by Arnold Suppan, author of Hitler - Beneš - Tito: Conflict, War and Genocide in East Central and South East Europe.

The Future of European Security & Defence

May 22, 2014

This seminar is part of the "European Governance" program series.

Projects

Immigration and Integration Project

Two premises motivate the “Immigration and Integration” project that is able to get off the ground with seed money from the FSI Policy Implementation Lab.
English

The Origins of Democratic Institutions in Europe

What explains the variation in the democratic institutions of contemporary European and North American societies?The implications of electoral rules and legislative institutions for social and...
English

Quality of Democracy Project

As democracy has spread over the past three decades to a majority of the world's states, analytic attention has turned increasingly from explaining regime transitions to evaluating and explaining...
English

Multimedia

Why France and the European Union Still Matter for the United States

February 2015

Is Europe "elderly and haggard", and could France become "the crucible of  Europe" (Jan.

Long-term Radiation Effects

December 2013

The following lectures were recorded at a day-long teacher workshop, "Examining Long-term Radiation Effects," co-sponsored by Stanford's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and SPICE.

People

Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication
Ognen Stojanovski Research Scholar
Xiaobing Wang Research Associate, REAP-China
Thomas Glauben Affiliate