I currently hold the Silvia-Chandley Professorship of Peace Studies and Nonviolence at the University of Rhode Island. My books include "Crafting Democracy" (2004), "The Rebirth of Russian Democracy" (1995) and "Russian Foreign Policy" co-authored with Alvin Z. Rubinstein (1997). As a Council on Foreign Relations fellow, I served as special assistant for policy toward the Soviet Union in the U.S. Department of State from 1989-1990. I have received two Fulbright awards (one to Russia and one to Ukraine), as well as fellowships from the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. I have written about Russia and Ukraine for many publications, and my writings appear frequently on the websites of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and The National Interest.