Pavel Stroilov

Pavel Stroilov

Pavel Stroilov is a Russian historian who, in 2004, smuggled to the West a vast secret archive of the Soviet era. He now lives in London, working to make it public. His <ahref=" the Desert Storm: A secret archive stolen from the Kremlin that sheds new light on the Arab revolutions in the Middle East, is out this summer.

The Season After Arab Spring

Future revolutions are nearly always envisioned as simple and beautiful, but they look very different when they actually happen. The recent revolutions in the Middle East caught most politicians and experts completely by surprise. The Arab world, we are told, has never known democracy. Arabs lived ...


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