Ten Years After the Soviet Breakup: A Mixed Record, An Uncertain Future

Issue Date October 2001
Volume 12
Issue 4
Page Numbers 87-94
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Despite huge changes, the events of the last ten years raise doubts about the notion of “democratic transition” itself.

About the Author

Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, is professor of political science at Stanford University, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His most recent book is From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia (2018).

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