- Institutions and Power
- Geopolitics and Global History
- Russia and Eurasia
- Higher Education Reform
Stephen Kotkin writes about power and the paradoxes of authoritarian regimes across the globe, how they are often simultaneously powerful and brittle, stable and unstable, long-lasting yet susceptible to precipitous collapse. Outside Princeton, he has worked for several foundations on higher education reform, mostly in the Communist countries, and serves as a consultant for investors in emerging markets. His current projects include a history of the world, as seen from Stalin’s desk.
1. Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment
2. Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000
3. Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization