STEPHEN KOTKIN Stephen Kotkin is the Birkelund Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. He directs the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and co-directs the Program in the History and Practice of Diplomacy. He is working on Stalin: Totalitarian Superpower, 1941-1990s, the final installment of a trilogy published by Penguin Press. He writes essays and reviews for Foreign Affairs, the Wall Street Journal, and the TLS, among other publications. For many years he was the book reviewer for the New York Times Sunday Business section. He serves as a consultant on geopolitical risk, China, and Russia for institutional investors and financial firms.
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