Angela Stent

Angela Stent


Non-Resident Fellow, Brookings Institution; Senior Advisor and Director Emerita, Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, Georgetown University

Angela Stent is a senior non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution, who has been studying Russia and its relations with the world for over 50 years. 

She is a senior advisor and director emerita of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies at Georgetown University, where she is a professor emerita of government and foreign service. In 2004-2006 she served as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council, and in 1999-2001 in the Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State. 

Stent’s academic work focuses on the political and economic relationship among the United Sates, Russia, and Europe. Her books include: Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and With the Rest (Twelve, 2019), later revised to include a chapter on the Russian-Ukrainian war; The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century (Princeton University Press, 2014), for which she won the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Douglas Dillon Prize for the best book on the practice of American diplomacy; Russia and Germany Reborn: Unification, The Soviet Collapse, and The New Europe (Princeton University Press, 1999); and From Embargo to Ostpolitik: The Political Economy of West German-Soviet Relations, 1955-1980 (Cambridge University Press, 1981). 

Dr. Stent is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She received her B.A. from Cambridge University and her M.Sc. with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She received a master of arts degree through the Davis Center program now known as REECA (formerly the Soviet Union Program, or SUP) and a Ph.D. also from Harvard.