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Scholarly Publications

Authoritarian State Building in the Middle East: From Durability to Revolution

February 2011

What accounts for variation in the durability of authoritarian regimes in the post-colonial Middle East?  This working paper presents a new explanation that underscores how the geopolitical...

News

Stanford CDDRL calls on the Bahraini authorities to release travel ban on Sheikh Al Salman

June 2016

 Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law calls on the Bahraini authorities to release the travel ban on Sheikh Maytham Al Salman. Sheikh Al Salman was selected...

Obama and the betrayal of democracy in Bahrain

January 2013

In a piece for The Atlantic, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond shines light on the Obama administration's betrayal of democracy in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain.

Events

Cash Rules Everything Around Me: The Commercialization of Online Spying

November 30, 2012

AbstractThe so-called "Arab Spring" saw politically and economically disenfranchised citizens take advantage of new tools such as social media and smartphones to break the state’s monopoly on...

Opening up Government

January 27, 2012

Abstract Weinstein recently returned from two years on the National Security Council staff at the White House where we played a key role in thinking through a 21st century approach to fighting...

Policy perspectives from the Obama Administration

November 3, 2011

Jeremy M. Weinstein is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Projects

Iron Fists in Silk Gloves: Building Political Regimes in the Middle East - Project completed 2010

This book manuscript explores the historical development of authoritarian regimes in the Middle East over the past century, arguing that we cannot understand the varying durability of these...
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