Stephen Kotkin is an FPRI Eurasia Fellow and the Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he directs the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and co-directs the Program in the History and Practice of Diplomacy. He is also a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He was the business book reviewer for the New York Times Sunday business section (2006-09). His essays and reviews appear in Foreign Affairs, the Wall Street Journal, and the TLS. His Stalin: volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.