Areas of Expertise

  • Russian foreign and security policy, including Russia’s relations with the United States, the EU, and China, as well as its role in the Middle East
  • Russia and its neighbors
  • Transatlantic relations


English, German, Russian, French

Angela Stent is senior adviser to the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and Professor Emerita of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is also a senior nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on Post-Soviet Affairs. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Stent is a contributing editor to Survival and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cold War Studies, World Policy Journal, Internationale Politik, and Mirovaia Ekonomika i Mezhdunarodnie Otnosheniie.

From 2004 to 2006, Stent served as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. From 1999 to 2001, she served in the Office of Policy Planning at the US Department of State. She was a member of the senior advisory panel for NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe for Admiral James Stavridis and General Philip Breedlove. She has served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Russia and Central Asia and was a Trustee of the Eurasia Foundation.

Stent’s publications include: From Embargo to Ostpolitik: The Political Economy of West German-Soviet Relations, 1955–1980 (Cambridge, 1981); Russia and Germany Reborn: Unification, The Soviet Collapse, and The New Europe (Princeton, 1999); and The Limits of Partnership: US-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century (Princeton, 2014) for which she won the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Douglas Dillon Prize for the best book on the practice of American Diplomacy. Her latest book is Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest (Twelve Books, 2019) for which she won the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s prize for the best book on US-Russian relations.

Stent received her BA from Cambridge University, her MSc with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her MA and PhD from Harvard University.


China, Russia, and the War in Ukraine

The Sino-Russian relationship has become a more intractable problem for the transatlantic alliance. The West should continue to concentrate its efforts on Beijing.

Angela Stent
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Angela Stent