Stephen Kotkin

Stephen Kotkin, PhD

5 Interviews

Stephen Kotkin's Interviews

Ezra Klein & Stephen Kotkin 30 Jun 2023 • EN

What’s Really Going On in Russia?

Last weekend, in the course of about 36 hours, Vladimir Putin faced — and then survived — one of the most serious challenges to his rule in over 20 years. An armed rebellion led by Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of a Russian mercenary group, took control of a southern military town, and then advanced toward Moscow, coming

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Jordan Schneider & Stephen Kotkin 20 Mar 2023 • EN

Kotkin on China

Stephen Kotkin is a legendary historian, currently at Hoover, previously at Princeton. Best known for his Stalin biographies, his other works include Uncivil Society, Magnetic Mountain, and Armageddon Averted. Our discussion on China is far-ranging yet in-depth — we manage to pack in: The two dominant subjects taught a

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Lex Fridman & Stephen Kotkin 25 May 2022 • EN

#289 – Stephen Kotkin: Putin, Zelenskyy, and War in Ukraine

Stephen Kotkin is a historian specializing in Stalin and Soviet history. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: - Lambda: - Scale: - Athletic Greens: and use code LEX to get 1 month of fish oil - ExpressVPN: https://expre

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Lex Fridman & Stephen Kotkin 03 Jan 2020 • EN

Stephen Kotkin: Stalin, Putin, and the Nature of Power

Stephen Kotkin is a professor of history at Princeton university and one of the great historians of our time, specializing in Russian and Soviet history. He has written many books on Stalin and the Soviet Union including the first 2 of a 3 volume work on Stalin, and he is currently working on volume 3. This conversatio

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Russ Roberts & Stephen Kotkin 14 Jan 2019 • EN

Stephen Kotkin on Solzhenitsyn

Historian and author Stephen Kotkin of Princeton University and Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the historical significance of the life and work of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Solzhenitsyn's birth.

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