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Kathryn Stoner, MA, PhD

Director, IPS and Senior Fellow, FSI

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August 17th, 2012

Fighting for reform in 22 countries, Stanford fellows get lessons in building democracy

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program News

Some of this year's Draper Hills Summer Fellows have been imprisoned and abused for trying to democratize their countries. Read more »



March 21st, 2012

Four social entrepreneurs to join Stanford research community this spring

CDDRL, Program on Social Entrepreneurship News

This spring four social entrepreneurs will be descending on the Stanford campus from as far away as Bosnia, Palestine, and Kenya and as close as San Francisco, to spend the quarter at CDDRL engaging researchers and students across the university. Read more »



March 6th, 2012

Will Putin's victory strain U.S.-Russian relations?

CDDRL, FSI Stanford Op-ed: The New York Times on March 5, 2012

In an opinion piece for The New York Times, Kathryn Stoner discusses Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency and what it means for the future of U.S.-Russian relations.




December 13th, 2011

Change in Russia is unlikely

CDDRL, FSI Stanford in the news

Russian protesters are clamoring for political change, but Kathryn Stoner-Weiss says they're not likely to get it. The CDDRL deputy director argues in The New York Times and on National Public Radio that Russians can expect Vladimir Putin to be their president. Read more »



December 8th, 2011

A warning shot for Putin

CDDRL, FSI Stanford Op-ed

While Russia's recent parliamentary elections have been mired in accusations of fraud, the electoral results convey a loss for Vladimir Putin's long-standing party. CDDRL Deputy Director Kathryn Stoner-Weiss argues in a piece for Foreign Affairs that the parliamentary results have not diminished the Kremlin's grip on power, and the "super" presidency will continue to reign supreme. Read more »




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News around the web

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