Recent Scholarly Publications

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Office of the Director of National Intelligence: Promising Start Despite Ambiguity, Ambivalence, and Animosity

January 2011

Recent breakdowns in American national security have exposed the weaknesses of the nation's vast overlapping security and foreign policy bureaucracy and the often dysfunctional interagency process....

Does Soft Power Matter? A Comparative Analysis of Student Exchange Programs 1980-2006

January 2010

Democratic governance depends not only on the building of democratic institutions but also on citizens' knowledge about how these institutions should function in their everyday lives.

Between Assertiveness and Insecurity: Russian Elite Attitudes and the Russia-Georgia Crisis

October 2007

Gail Lapidus discusses the content and sources of Russian elite perspectives on international affairs.

Nations, States, and Violence

September 2007

Nations, States, and Violence presents a revisionist view of the sources of nationalism, the relationship of the nation to culture, and the implications of nationalism and cultural heterogeneity...

How Does "Culture" Become "Capital"? Cultural and Institutional Struggles Over 'Character and Personality' at Harvard

December 2006

Although the concept of cultural capital has been widely adopted in sociological studies of culture, education, and stratification, few studies have addressed the processes through which specific...

Imagined Enemies: China Prepares for Uncertain War

July 2006

This is the fourth and final volume in a pioneering series on the Chinese military.

Culture and Combat in the Colonies: The Indian Army in the Second World War

April 2006

This article critiques the Eurocentric character of debates over combat motivation and battlefield conduct.

Dynamics of Secession in the Russian Federation: Why Chechnya?, in Stephen Hanson and Mikhail Alexseev, A Federation Imperiled: Center-Periphery Conflict in Post-Soviet Russia, The

December 1999

Why did the Soviet Union break up, whereas the Russian Federation has so far held together in the face of ostensibly similar secession crises?

Claim-Making and Large-Scale Historical Processes in the Late Twentieth Century

June 1997

"Claim-Making and Large-Scale Historical Processes in the Late Twentieth Century," held March 7-9, 1997, at Stanford University, was an experimental workshop to preview the dimensions on the eve of...

China's Telecommunications: Present and Future

June 1997

By the end of 1995, China had built the world's ten largest telecommunications networks and the industry was growing at a faster rate than any other sector of the booming Chinese economy.

Community Service Learning as Democratic Education in South Africa and the United States

October 1996

This paper describes the development of the first community service learning program for democratic education in South Africa.

Regionalism, Federalism and the Russian Elections

February 1996

Political stability in Russia requires greater coordination between national and regional interests.

The Soviet System: From Crisis to Collapse

December 1995

This reader provides a well-rounded view of the conflicting debates and trends that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Nationalism, Ethnic Identity and Conflict Management in Russia Today

December 1995

Special report from a conference hosted by Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control on "Nationalism, Ethnic Identity, and Conflict Management in Russia Today" on...

Converting Pulsed Power to Civilian Applications in Russia: Problems and Promise

April 1995

The economic, political, and social changes underway in the former Soviet Union are of unprecedented scale and importance.

Nationalism, Regionalism and Federalism: Dilemmas of State-Building in Post-Communist Russia

December 1994

In this book, distinguished U.S. and Russian scholars analyze the great challenges confronting post-Communist Russia and examine the Yeltsin government's attempts to deal with them.