Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century

Location: Moscow, Russia

Project on Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century

Examining contemporary Russia’s global interests and influence and formulating responses

About RPP21

The Project on Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century is dedicated to understanding and responding to the Kremlin’s actions and influence through a combination of actionable policy solutions and a scholarly approach to the interests that shape Kremlin strategy.

Under President Putin’s leadership, Russia has consolidated power and exerted influence in its neighborhood and farther afield, with the apparent purpose of reasserting its global status and sowing discord among its rivals. From cyber and military interventionism to the export of soft power messaging and disinformation campaigns, the actions of Putin’s administration have had serious impact in disrupting democracies outside of Russia as well as changing the economic, social, and political playing field within the country. 

Through 2019-2020, The Project on Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century invited speakers to address three key themes: Russia’s Political Order Under Putin; Economic and Social Policy; and Russian Security and Strategy. Each speaker also produced a policy memo on their area of expertise. These memos are a key part the Project’s objective of analyzing the strategies and interests that have defined Russia’s resurgent place on the international stage, and formulating responses that can guide policymakers in 2020 and beyond. 

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Leadership

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Michael McFaul

Director
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Michael McFaul

Director
Michael McFaul is the Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor of International Studies in Political Science, Director and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, all at Stanford University.
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Kathryn Stoner

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Kathryn Stoner

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Kathryn Stoner is the Deputy Director at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, as well as the Deputy Director of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy at Stanford University.
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Alice Underwood

Research Scholar
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Alice Underwood

Research Scholar
Alice E.M. Underwood is a Research Scholar at the Project on Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century, housed within the Center on International Security and Cooperation.

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