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The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Islamist Militancy in South Asia

January 2010

Throughout its history, Pakistan has deliberately used non-state actors as a strategy of asymmetric warfare against stronger adversaries such as India and the Soviet Union.

Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy

December 1999

The acceptance of human rights and minority rights, the increasing role of international financial institutions, and globalization have led many observers to question the continued viability of the...

George W. Bush and Russia

October 2002

"Why the major reversal in Bush's thinking on Russia? Most have attributed this amazing transformation to September 11. . . . But September 11 is only part of the story."

Russia's Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin

December 2002

For centuries, dictators ruled Russia. Tsars and Communist Party chiefs were in charge for so long some analysts claimed Russians had a cultural predisposition for authoritarian leaders.

Yeltsin's Russia

December 2003

The third volume of The Cambridge History of Russia provides an authoritative political, intellectual, social and cultural history of the trials and triumphs of Russia and the Soviet Union during...

Global Standards; Global Growth?

August 2004

This volume centers on the movement toward global legal standards, an increasingly recognized dimension of the quest to improve the rule of law.

Enlargement Strategy and its Progeny, The

October 2004

The fifth enlargement round (Enlargement) of the European Union (EU), which took place on May 1st 2004, is rightly recognized to be a momentous landmark in the history of modern European...

When All Else Fails: International Adjudication of Human Rights Abuse Claims, 1976-1999

January 2005

Although interest among sociologists in the consolidation and expansion of an international human rights regime has grown in recent years, little attention is accorded the formal procedures that...

Institutions and the Path to the Modern Economy: Lessons from Medieval Trade

March 2006

It is widely believed that current disparities in economic, political, and social outcomes reflect distinct institutions.

Revolution in Orange: The Origins of Ukraine's Democratic Breakthrough

December 2006

The dramatic series of protests and political events that unfolded in Ukraine in the fall of 2004--the "Orange Revolution"--were seminal both for Ukrainian history and the history of...

Reinventing the bazaar : a natural history of markets

November 2003

From the wild swings of the stock market to the online auctions of eBay to the unexpected twists of the world's post-Communist economies, markets have suddenly become quite visible.

Universal Duty and Global Justice

December 2006

This paper was discussed at the Global Justice workshop on December 15, 2006.Excerpt from page four of Sebastiano Maffettone's "Universal Duty and Global Justice":We could uphold that, as a rule,...

The Russian Republic

December 2006

The third volume of The Cambridge History of Russia provides an authoritative political, intellectual, social and cultural history of the trials and triumphs of Russia and the Soviet Union during...

Russia and the West: A Dangerous Drift

October 2005

Generally, Western leaders have reacted favorably to the integrationist push for a "common European home" from first the Soviet Union and then Russia over the past two decades.

Democracy Promotion as a World Value

January 2005

Since the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush has rhetorically pledged to make the promotion of democracy abroad a primary objective of U.S.

Political Transitions: Democracy and the Former Soviet Union

April 2006

The defeat of the Aug 1991 coup attempt in Moscow marked one of the most euphoric moments in Russian history.

Ten Years After the Soviet Breakup: A Mixed Record, An Uncertain Future

October 2001

The defeat of the Communist hard-liners' August 1991 coup attempt marked one of the most euphoric moments in Russian history.

Russia Democracy: Still Not a Lost Cause

January 2000

In the recent explosion of articles about "Who Lost Russia," analysts have focused almost exclusively on the trials and tribulations of Russia's economic reform and Western attempts to assist these...

Reengaging Russia: A New Agenda

October 2004

"If Russia eventually reverts to a full-blown autocratic regime, it is not inconceivable that tension and competition once again will define Russian-American relations.

Realistic Engagement: A New Approach to American-Russian Relations

October 2001

"Russian and American leaders have to define a United States-Russian relationship that neither rekindles cold war rivalry nor refuels illusions about alliances and special relationships.

Putin in Power

October 2000

"During the Yeltsin years, it became fashionable in the West to cite Russia's weak state as the source of Russia's ills.

Russia's Stalled Democracy

March 2000

Russia today is an electoral democracy. Political leaders come to power through the ballot box. They are not appointed by the Central Committee of the Communist Party.

The Precarious Peace: Domestic Politics in the Making of Russian Foreign Policy

January 1998

Throughout the history of the modern world, domestic regime change- be it democratization, autocratization, decolonization, decommunization, federal dissolution, coups, or revolutions- has often...

Russia's Summer of Discontent

October 1998

"For the first time in several years, politicians across the spectrum-liberals, communists, and nationalists alike-have begun to speak about the specter of Russian fascism should the current...


2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Abbas Milani photo by Babak Payami Abbas Milani Affiliate, CDDRL Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Director, TEC, Professor, Political Science
Mira Foster Mira Foster Director of Education, The World House Project