Russia

Scholarly Publications

How Trump Can Play Nice With Russia, Without Selling Out America

January 2017

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump was a whirlwind of vagaries and contradictions when it came to foreign policy, making it difficult to predict how his new administration will...

Tracking the Travels of Adam Olearius

July 2015

"Tracking the Travels of Adam Olearius" is chapter 9 of the book Word and Image in Russian History: Essays in Honor of Gary Marker, edited by Maria di Salvo, Daniel H.

Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Russia

November 2012

This is a magisterial new account of the day-to-day practice of Russian criminal justice in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

Other Publications

Trump’s weakness against Putin is on display — again

August 2017

I’m trying hard to keep an open mind about President Trump, but it closed just a little further yesterday after his flippant comments about expulsion of employees at U.S.

Why deciding to ‘move forward’ with Putin is a big mistake

July 2017

In his readout of the first meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the desire of both presidents to forget about the past —...

Peace as Cold as Siberia

October 2016

Relations between the United States and Russia today are more strained and confrontational than at any time since the end of the Cold War.

News

The Magnitsky Act - Russian lawyer in Trump Jr. meeting lobbied against it; why does Putin hate it so much?

July 2017

Norman Naimark, Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies, Professor of History, and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution writes about Putin's views on the Magnitsky Act...

The state of US-Russia relations

November 2016

 At a recent European Security Initiative (ESI) lecture held at the GSB's Oberndorf Event Center, Sergey Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to the US, described US-Russia relations as being at its worse...

Events

The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past

December 14, 2017

This event is now full, and we are no longer able to accept reservations.

Russian-American Relations: Present and Future

November 14, 2017

This event has reached capacity. Please email sj1874@stanford.edu to be placed on the waitlist.

100 Shades of Red

September 25, 2017

This event has reached full capacity, please email Shannon at sj1874@stanford.edu to get on the waitlist. Mikhail Zygar will talk about the perception of the Russian revolution of 1917 a hundred...

Projects

European Security Initiative Lecture Series

Educating and involving the Stanford community is a critical part of the European Security Initiative.  Stanford faculty, students, staff, visitors and neighbors are warmly welcome to attend this...
English

Multimedia

Russian-American Relations: Present and Future

December 2017

"Russian-American Relations: Present and Future "Date: December 1, 2017Venue: GSB Common, Stanford UniversitySpeaker: Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the U.S. 

100 Shades of Red

October 2017

"100 Shades of Red"Date: October 10, 2017Venue:  William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, Stanford UniversitySpeaker: Mikhail Zygar, Russian Journalist 

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution