Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs


What is Eurasia? - Stephen Kotkin


Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs


Stephen Kotkin writes about power and the paradoxes of authoritarian regimes across the globe, how they are often simultaneously powerful and brittle, stable and unstable, long-lasting yet susceptible to precipitous collapse. Outside Princeton, he has worked for several foundations on higher education reform, mostly in the Communist countries, and serves as a consultant for investors in emerging markets. His current projects include a history of the world, as seen from Stalin’s desk.

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  • Authoritarianism

  • Dictatorship

  • Institutions and Power

  • Geopolitics and Global History

  • Russia and Eurasia

  • Higher Education Reform

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