Angela E Stent


Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies


Department of Government
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In the news

  • “We’ve seen this movie several times before in the Ukraine. You’re still dealing with a system that is highly corrupt, and you still have oligarchs that are calling the shots," Angela Stent, professor of government and director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, on economic aid aimed at leading Ukraine toward democracy. White House Talks Up Aid for Ukraine With Eye on Putin February 24, 2014, Bloomberg
  • "Sochi may be one of those times in Olympic history when a leader wants to use the Games for a much more specific political purpose — in this case, to prove that the system he presides over is preferable to that in many participating countries," Angela Stent, professor of government, on Russia's political motivations for hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics. At Sochi, a High Bar for Putin January 27, 2014, The New York Times
  • “Putin is also very much driven by what happened in the 1990's...and now he’s trying to prove that Russia has emancipated itself, it’s a sovereign country, it’s a great power and it doesn’t have to listen to what the United States wants it to do,” Angela Stent, professor of government, on the increasingly complicated relationship between the US and Russia. Dangerous Changes in US-Russia Relations? August 8, 2013, WTOP Radio
  • “Ignoring Russia is not a strategy, but dealing with Russia on levels below that of the president's, you can move forward on a number of issues, but obviously you're not going to seal any major new deal, for instance, missile defense,” Angela Stent, professor of government, on the U.S.’s cabinet-level talks with Moscow that will take place this week. Cancellation Of Putin Meeting Highlights U.S.-Russia Tensions August 7, 2013, NPR
  • "Granting Snowden asylum was a clear signal from Putin that it was more important for him politically to do this than to take actions which would have enabled the president to come to have a summit with him, and in a sense validate a lot more of what Russia is doing,” Angela Stent, professor of government, on how the Edward Snowden case demonstrates frustrated U.S.-Russia relations. Snowden Case Illustrates Decline In U.S.-Russia Relations August 4, 2013, NPR
  • "Is public naming of people, is that more productive? Or is more behind the scenes and out of the public eye discussions about specific human rights cases, is that more productive?" Angela Stent, professor of government, on a controversial bill regarding Russian human rights violators and its potential consequences for US-Russia relations. Bill Could Complicate U.S.-Russia Relations April 20, 2012, NPR