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Scholarly Publications

Youth Movements in Post-Communist Societies: A Model of Nonviolent Resistance

June 2009

Over the past decade, the rise of youth movements applying nonviolent methods of resistance against autocratic incumbents occurred in the post-Soviet region.

Contagion Deterred: Preemptive Authoritarianism in the Former Soviet Union (the Case of Belarus)

June 2006

The wave of democratic electoral revolutions in the Eastern Europe and post-Communist Eurasia revived one of the most appealing and at the same time disputable arguments in the theory of...

Europeanization without Decommunization: A Case of Elite Conversion

June 2006

After its spectacular 1989 'televised Revolution,' Romania has spent most of its political transition struggling with its own past.

Other Publications

Unfinished Business in Europe

September 2002

To make his case, [Bush] has a powerful historical experience to draw upon: the end of the Cold War.

News

Stanford Draper Hills’ fellow arrested and beaten in Belarus

March 2017

The alumni community of the Stanford Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program condemns the arrest of our 2015 fellow from Belarus, Aleś Łahviniec, who suffered a head injury and broken nose after two...

Russian human rights leader comments on the government's attempt to silence democracy advocates

August 2013

As the political climate becomes increasingly more repressive in Russia, civil society organizations have come under threat by the government.

Let's hear from the democracies on Iran, Larry Diamond and Abbas Milani argue in the <i>New York Times</i>

July 2009

As the presidential electoral turmoil in Iran continues, pitting supporters of challenger Mir Hussein Moussavi against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President Obama has gotten it right, Diamond...

Events

From Prague Spring to Arab Spring: Global and Comparative Perspectives on Protest and Revolution, 1968-2012

March 2, 2012

36th Annual Stanford - Berkeley Conference on Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies    From Prague Spring to Arab Spring:  Global and Comparative Perspectives on Protest and Revolution, 1968...

Scholars-At-Risk at Stanford

April 28, 2010

Join Scholars at Risk at Stanford University on Wednesday, April 28 at 12:00 PM for a behind the scenes look at struggles for freedom of speech around the world and the courageous individuals who...

Russia's Negative Influence on Democracy in the Post-Soviet Space

November 12, 2009

Jakob Tolstrup is a CDDRL visiting scholar from August-December 2009 and will be doing research on his dissertation External Actors and Democratization: Russia and the EU Competing for Influence in...