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Scholarly Publications

The Russo-Georgian war and beyond: towards a European great power concert

March 2012

Abstract The brief war between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 provoked vigorous international reactions among the European states as consequence of the sudden shift in the strategic balance....

What Went Wrong and Right in Iraq

December 2005

Bestselling author Francis Fukuyama brings together esteemed academics, political analysts, and practitioners to reflect on the U.S.

Transitions from Postcommunism

July 2005

The collapse of communism did not lead smoothly or quickly to theconsolidation of liberal democracy in Europe and the former SovietUnion.

Other Publications

Democracy and Human Development in the Broader Middle East: A Transatlantic Strategy for Partnership

December 2004

The report presented here is the result of several months of meetings and debate.

Reshaping the Middle East: Winning a Lasting Peace in Iraq Will Take More than Tanks

February 2003

Protesters who marched around the world last week were wrong to assume that American inaction against Iraq will make their children safer or the Iraqi people better off.

News

Casper shares insights into speeches from his presidency

February 2014

Academic freedom was a recurring theme during Gerhard Casper's eight years at the helm of Stanford.

Shaping Democratic Practice and the Causes of Electoral Fraud

July 2013

Why is there so much alleged electoral fraud in new democracies? Most scholarship focuses on the proximate cause of electoral competition.

Q&A: Stanford’s Fukuyama on European debt crisis

December 2011

European leaders converged in Brussels to figure a way out of a worsening debt crisis and agreed to greater financial oversight and centralization.

Events

Why Government Fails So Often, and How It Can Do Better

April 17, 2014

Abstract: Professor Schuck's new book first identifies the endemic  ineffectiveness of much federal domestic policy as a major cause of public disaffection with Washington.  This disaffection has...

*Change of Speaker* Geography and Gridlock in the United States

November 21, 2013

Speaker bio: Jonathan Rodden is a professor in the political science department at Stanford who works on the comparative political economy of institutions.

Contrasts Across the Strait: International Human Rights Norms in Taiwan and China

October 4, 2013

Abstract: In less than three decades, Taiwan has transformed from a repressive, authoritarian state into a vibrant democracy.

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution