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February 19th, 2013

Autocracy is here for now, but is it here to stay?

CDDRL in the news

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia continues to struggle with governance challenges— from corruption to weak state institutions — that have stalled its democratic development writes Kathryn Stoner in a journal article for Perspectives on Politics. Stoner, CDDRL's deputy director and a FSI senior fellow, reviews five books that examine whether Russia will slip further into autocracy or step back onto its democratic path. Read more »




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Putin Wants 'Glory to Russia'
Kathryn Stoner-Weiss: "Vladimir Putin’s evidently resounding victory in this week's presidential election means that the U.S. will be dealing directly with him for at least six, and possibly 12 more years (he is eligible for re-election again in 2018). In practice, Putin’s formal return to the Russian presidency will not ..."
March 5, 2012 in New York Times

Vladimir Putin up with protests
Emily Bourke interviews Kathryn Stoner-Weiss about her thoughts on the Russian appetite for real political change.
December 16, 2011 in ABC Online

Op-Ed: Protests In Russia Can't Sideline Putin
Kathryn Stoner-Weiss joins us from a studio on a campus at Stanford University, where she's a senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Her op-ed "Change in Russia is Unlikely" ran in The New York Times Room for Debate section ...
December 13, 2011 in NPR

The Mettle of Honors
“We typically take about 12 students,” said Kathryn Stoner-Weiss, deputy director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), ...
May 13, 2010 in The Stanford Daily