Angela E. Stent

Angela E. Stent
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Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies

Angela Stent is Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies  and Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is also a Senior Fellow (non-resident) at the Brookings Institution and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on Post-Soviet Affairs. From 2004-2006 she served as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council.  From 1999 to 2001, she served in the Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State.

Stent’s academic work focuses on the triangular political and economic relationship between the United Sates, Russia and Europe.  Her publications include: Russia and Germany Reborn: Unification, The Soviet Collapse and The New Europe (Princeton University Pres, 1999); From Embargo to Ostpolitik: The Political Economy of West German-Soviet Relations, 1955-1980  (Cambridge University Press, 1981); “Repairing US-Russian Relations: A Long Road Ahead”  (2009) “Restoration and Revolution in Putin’s Foreign Policy,” (2008), “An Energy Superpower? Russia and Europe” (2008) and “Reluctant Europeans: Three Centuries of Russian Ambivalence Toward the West,” (2007). Her latest book is The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century (Princeton University Press, 2014)

She is a member of the advisory panel for NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  She is a contributing editor to Survival and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cold War Studies, World Policy Journal, Internationale Politik and Mirovaia Ekonomika i  Mezhdunarodnie Otnosheniie. She has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Russia and Central Asia. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Eurasia Foundation and of Supporters of Civil Society in Russia. Dr. Stent received her B.A. from Cambridge University, her MSc. with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science and her M.A. and PhD. from Harvard University.

Areas of Expertise: Russia

  • PhD (1988) Yale University, Political Science
  • B.A. (1981) Pomona College, Government

Selected Publications

Books and Monographs

Repairing U.S.-Russian Relations: A Long Road Ahead. Coauthored with Eugene Rumer. Washington, DC: INSS/CERES, 2009.

Rivalen des Jahrhunderts: Russland und Deutschland  im neuen Europa. Ullstein: Propylaen, 2000.

Russia and Germany Reborn: Unification, The Soviet Collapse and The New Europe. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999.

Economic Relations with the Soviet Union:  American and West German Perspectives. Editor and Coauthor. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1985.

Areas of Challenge for Soviet Foreign Policy in the 1980’s. Coauthor. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984.

From Embargo to Ostpolitik: The Political Economy of West German-Soviet Relations, 1955-80. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Wandel durch Handel?  Die Politisch-Wirtschaftlichen Beziehungen Zwischen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der Sowjetunion. Cologne: Verlag Wissenschaft und Politik, 1983.

Technology Transfer to the Soviet Union: A Challenge for the Cohesiveness of the Western Alliance. Arbeitspapiere zur Internationalen Politik, No. 24. Europa-Union Verlag, 1983.

Soviet Energy and Western Europe. The Washington Papers, No. 90 (New York:  Praeger, 1982).

East-West Technology Transfer:  European Perspectives. The Washington Papers, No. 75. Beverly Hills and London:  Sage Publications, 1980. 

Chapters in Books

“Die russisch-deutsche Beziehungen zwischen 1992 und 2008,” in ed. Heiko Pleines/Hans Henning Schroeder, Laenderbericht Russland (Bonn: Bundeszentrale fuer Politische Bildung, 2010)

U.S.-Russian Relations: The Energy Dimension,” in ed. Dick Clark, U.S.-Russian Relations: Policy Challenges for the Congress (Washington DC: Aspen Institute, 2010)

“Germany-Russia Relations 1992-2009,” in eds. Kjell Engelbrekt/Bertil Nygren, Russia and Europe: Building Bridges, Digging Trenches (London and New York: Routledge, 2010)

“An Energy Superpower? Russia and Europe,” in ed. Kurt M. Campbell and Jonathon Price, The Global Politics of Energy (Washington, DC: The Aspen Institute, 2008)

“The Lands in Between: The New Eastern Europe in the Twenty-First Century,” in The New Eastern Europe: Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, eds. Daniel Hamilton and Gerhard Mangott. Center for Transatlantic relations/Austrian Institute of  International Affairs, 2007.

“Reluctant Europeans: Three Centuries of Russian Ambivalence towards the West,” in Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century and the Shadow of the Past, ed. Robert Legvold, Columbia University Press, 2007.

“Russland,” in Handbuch zur deutschen Aussenpolitik ed. Siegmar Schmidt, Gunther Hellman, Reinhard Wolf, (Wiesbaden: VS Verlag fuer Sozialwissenschaften, 2006)

“America and Russia: Paradoxes of Partnership,” in Russia’s Engagement with the West, eds. Alexander Motyl, Blair Ruble and Lilia Shevtsova. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

“Germany and  the Post-Soviet States” in The International Dimension of Post-Communist Transitions in Russia and the New States of Eurasia, ed. Karen Dawisha. London: M.E. Sharpe, 1997.

“The Overburdened Partner: Germany and the Successor States,” in The Successor States to the USSR, ed. John W. Blaney. Washington DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc, 1995.

“Between Moscow and Bonn: East-Central Europe in Transition,” in East-Central European Economies in Transition, Congress of the United States, Joint Economic Committee. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1994.

“The Return of a Great Power,” (co-authored) in Russia 2010, eds. Daniel Yergin and Thane Gustafson. New York: Vintage Books, 1993, 1995.

“From Rapallo to Reunification,” in The Soviet Empire Reconsidered, eds. Sanford Lieberman, David Powell, Sarah Terry, and Carol Saivetz. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1994.

“Gorbachev and Europe: An Accelerated Learning Curve,” in Five Years that Shook the World, ed. Harley Balzer. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1991.

“Technology Transfer to Eastern Europe: Paradoxes, Policies, Prospects,” in Central and Eastern Europe and the West, ed. William E. Griffith. Boulder, Co: Westview Press, 1989.

“Economic Containment,” in Containment: Concept and Policy, eds. Terry Deibel and John Lewis Gaddis. Washington, DC: NDU Press, 1986.

“The Federal Republic and East-West Economic Relations,” in Economic Warfare or Detente? eds. Reinhard Rode and Hanns-Dieter Jacobsen. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1985.

“East-West Technology Transfer and the Western Alliance,” in Trade, Technology and Soviet-American Relations, ed. Bruce Parrott. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1985.

“East-West Economic Relations: An East-West or a West-West Problem?: in Europe and the Superpowers, eds. Steven Bethlen and Ivan Volyges. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1985.

“Economic Strategy” in Soviet Strategy toward Western Europe, eds. Edwina Moreton and Gerald Segal. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1984.

“Soviet Policy toward the German Democratic Republic,” in Soviet Policy in Eastern Europe, ed. Sarah Terry. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, A Council on Foreign Relations Book, 1984.

“Intra-German Relations: The View from Bonn,” in The Federal Republic of Germany in the 1980s, ed. Robert Gerald Livingston. New York: German Information Center, 1983.

“Soviet-West German Relations: Finlandization or Normalization?” in Soviet Foreign Policy towards Western Europe, ed. George Ginsburgs and Alvin Z. Rubinstein. New York: Praeger, 1978.

Articles in Scholarly Journals  (Selected)

“Russia and The West,” (co-authored with Eugene Rumer), Survival Vol. 51, no. 2, April-May 2009

“Restoration and Revolution in Putin’s Foreign Policy,” Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 50, No. 6, August, 2008.

“Selektive Partnerschaft,” Internationale Politik, No. 6, June 2007, pp. 94-100.

“Berlin’s Russia Challenge,” The National Interest, No. 88, March/April 2007, pp.46-51.

“America and Russia: How Close an Embrace?” World Policy Journal, Vol. XX, No. 4, Winter 2003-2004.

“Amerika i Rosiia: Partnerstvo Posle Iraka?” Pro Et Contra, Spring, 2003.

“Putin Shifts the US-Europe-Russia Balance,” Internationale Politik, (Transatlantic Edition), 1/2003, Vol. 4 (also published as “Neuer Partner Russland,” [German edition], October 2002, and “Rossiia: Global’nyi Igrok na Mezhdunarodnoi Arene,” [Russian edition], October, 2002).

“America, Russia and Europe: A Realignment?” (coauthored with Lilia Shevtsova) Survival, Vol. 44, No. 4, Winter 2002-03.

“Russia: Farewell to Empire?” World Policy Journal, Fall 2002.

“Ukraine and Germany: Toward a New Partnership?” Harvard Ukrainian Studies, December 1997.

“Russia’s Election: No Turning Back,” (coauthored with Lilia Shevtsova)  Foreign Policy, Summer, 1996.

“Russia’s Economic Revolution and the West,” Survival, Spring 1995.

“Ukraine’s Fate,” World Policy Journal, Fall 1994.

“Women in the Post-Communist World: The Politics of Ethnicity and Identity,” World Policy Journal, Winter 1993-1994.

“The One Germany,” Foreign Policy, No. 81, Winter 1990-91.