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Articles and Essays

McFaul in the Quad

The following are selected academic articles and policy essays.

April 1, 2007

Are New Democracies War-Prone?

Journal of Democracy

April 2007

A review of Electing to Fight: Why Emerging Democracies Go to War by Edward D. Mansfield and Jack Snyder...

March 26, 2007

Constructing Self-Enforcing Federalism in the Early United States and Modern Russia

Publius: A Journal of Federalism

All federal systems face the two fundamental dilemmas of federalism: too strong a center risks overawing the subnational units; and...

October 1, 2005

Chinese Dreams, Persian Realities

Journal of Democracy

The mid-2005 election of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad as Iran's new president left those committed to democratic change in the country feeling shocked and...

July 1, 2005

Transitions from Postcommunism

Journal of Democracy

The years since 2000 have seen a surprising new wave of democratic breakthroughs in the postcommunist countries of Serbia, Georgia, and Ukraine....

April 1, 2002

The Liberty Doctrine: Reclaiming the Purpose of American Power

Policy Review

THE IMMEDIATE RESPONSE of President Bush and his administration to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States was superb,...

January 1, 2002

The Fourth Wave of Democracy and Dictatorship: Noncooperative Transitions in the Postcommunist World

World Politics
March 1, 2000

Yeltsin's Legacy

The Wilson Quarterly

Spring 2000

March 1, 1999

Institutional Design, Uncertainty, and Path Dependency during Transitions: Cases from Russia

Constitutional Political Economy

During transitional moments, new leaders must design political institutions. Some of these designs succeed in establishing lasting rules of the...

March 1, 1999

Lessons from Russia's Protracted Transition from Communist Rule

Political Science Quarterly

Spring 1999

June 1, 1998

Russia's "Privatized' State as an Impediment to Democratic Consolidation (Part II)

Security Dialogue

Summer 1998

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