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Analysis and Commentary

American Companies Are Funding The Kremlin’s Info War Against Us

by Markos Kounalakisvia Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Consumers have power. Companies know it. Just look at how quickly Keurig pulled its ads from Sean Hannity’s Fox News show over his coverage of Roy Moore’s alleged child molestation. Indeed, strategically spent big media money can take down talk show hosts, cut into the bank accounts of pro athletes and even elect an American president.

Analysis and Commentary

The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 2.0

by Markos Kounalakisvia Atlantic Council
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"Russia’s interference in the US presidential election in 2016 sent a signal to the West: democratic societies are deeply vulnerable to foreign influence,” writes Dr. Alina Polyakova in The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 2.0: Russian Influence in Greece, Italy, and Spain, a new report from the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. Following a successful installment on Russian influence in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, this report examines Russian political presence in Southern Europe.


Russia Is Meddling In Western Politics As It Has Nothing To Lose

by Robert Servicevia The Guardian
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Putin knows Russia is no longer a superpower, but he can bolster his standing at home by destabilising the west.

In the News

Hoover Fellow Stephen Kotkin's New Book Aims To Paint A Full Picture Of Joseph Stalin

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia The Daily Princetonian
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Kotkin, the John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs, celebrated the hundredth anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution of 1917 with the release of his newest book, Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941, the second volume in a three-part biography of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The period covered, 1929 to 1941, discusses Stalin’s brutal methods for consolidating Russia into a fully communist state. As the title implies, the book ends with Stalin’s entry into World War II.


New Exhibition At Hoover Institution And Cantor Arts Center Marks Centenary Of 1917 Russian Revolution

featuring Hoover Institution, Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Stanford News
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A joint exhibition at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the Cantor Arts Center highlights Stanford’s rich collections of materials on the history of late imperial and early Soviet Russia.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Should Be Wary Of Putin's 'Truth'-Telling

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Donald Trump, in his brief encounters with Russia’s president at the Asia Pacific Conference in the Philippines, got ensnared in a linguistic entanglement over Vladimir Putin’s declaration that he “believed” Russia did not intervene in the United States election.

In the News

‘Why The Response To The Centenary Is Muted’ – The Russian Revolution And Its Legacy

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia The Guardian
Monday, November 13, 2017

One hundred years after the Bolshevik revolt, books by Masha Gessen, Serhii Plokhy, Yuri Slezkine and Stephen Kotkin shed light on Soviet socialism’s birth and death.


Ignorance And Caricatures Mar Our Understanding Of Russian Foreign Policy

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Monday, November 13, 2017

All it took to transform Vladimir Putin from a candidate for a foreign policy “reset” into a global villain was a change in presidents.

Communism Symbol

Stephen Kotkin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia John Batchelor Show
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Stephen Kotkin discusses his Wall Street Journal article "Communism’s Bloody Century."

In the News

Trump Says Putin's Denials Of Election Meddling Are Sincere

quoting Michael McFaulvia Bloomberg
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Donald Trump said he believes Vladimir Putin’s repeated denials of having meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election were sincere, and that only "haters and fools” can’t see the benefits of a good relationship with Russia.