Kathryn Stoner-Weiss

Snapshot
Kathryn Stoner-Weiss

With its entrenched advantages, the Kremlin's United Russia party should be safe for now -- but if Vladimir Putin doesn't acknowledge the widespread dissatisfaction with his rule, he may soon find that force is the only way to preserve his regime.

Reading List
Kathryn Stoner-Weiss

An annotated Foreign Affairs syllabus on Russian politics.

Essay
Jan/Feb
2008
Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss

In this 2008 article, Michael McFaul, now U.S. ambassador to Russia, and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss describe the damage Vladimir Putin's authoritarianism has done to Russia's political and economic systems.