Crisis in Ukraine
Stanford scholar discusses Putin’s search for greatness
In a piece for Foreign Affairs, FSI Senior Fellow Kathryn Stoner discusses Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a show of force by Russian President Vladimir Putin to re-establish the country as a superpower for a domestic and international audience. Stoner argues that there is little the West can do about the annex of Crimea without risking a third World War. Read more »
In The Atlantic, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond and filmmaker Jeff Shank discuss The Square, an Oscar-nominated documentary film about the Egyptian revolution that has been banned in Egypt. Both Diamond and Shank argue that the country’s democratic hopes have been betrayed by the very autocracies that arose from the actions at Tahrir Square.