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Foreign Aid

Scholarly Publications

Repression and Foreign Aid in Autocracies: Exploiting Debt Relief Negotiations in Post-Cold War Africa

February 2016

AbstractDoes dependence on development aid from Western sources constrain the use of repression among autocrats?

Beyond Aid: A Conceptual Perspective on the Transformation of Development Cooperation [Dec. 2014]

December 2014

AuthorsHeiner JanusResearcher, Bi- and Multilateral Development Policy Department, German Development Institute Stephan KlingebielHead, Bi- and Multilateral Development Policy Department, German...

Multiple Principals, Multiple Agents: EU and US Democracy Assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa [Dec. 2014]

December 2014

AuthorKaren Del BiondoPostdoctoral Scholar at CDDRL, 2012-2013;Postdoctoral Fellow, KFG Transformative Power of Europe,Free University of Berlin, 2013-2014AbstractThis paper investigates under...

Other Publications

MFAN Transition Recommendation Strategies

November 2008

MFAN Open Letter to President-elect Obama

November 2008

New Day New Way: U.S. Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century

June 2008

U.S. foreign assistance—the rationale behind it, the amount we give, its orientation and organization—has changed dramatically in the last decade.

News

Stanford scholars: Lessons learned from the Afghanistan War

May 2013

With the Taliban now open to peace talks, a political end to the war in Afghanistan appears in sight.

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Stanford study shows no evidence that international health aid is wasted

May 2012

In June 2012, Stanford researchers Rajaie Batniji and Eran Bendavid retracted the research findings explained in the following article.

Events

Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan

September 26, 2016

AbstractThe existence of two Chinese states—one controlling mainland China, the other controlling the island of Taiwan—is often understood as a seemingly inevitable outcome of the Chinese civil war...

Syria today, Syria tomorrow: Politics, security, and society

November 18, 2015

Abstract:The Syrian crisis continues to grind on without a viable settlement to the conflict in sight.

State Building Outside-In

May 8, 2014

Abstract:   There is no consensus in the policy or academic worlds about what kind of interventions are most effective in promoting governance in badly governed polities.

Multimedia

The Paradoxes of Political Aid in the Arab World

May 2015

AbstractEuropean and US-based scholars and practitioners have debated the purposes and sometimes the (limited) macro-effects of programs designed to promote transitions from authoritarianism to democracy in Middle East countries.

State-Strengthening in Afghanistan 2001-2014

March 2015

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), in partnership with Chatham House and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), recently held a conference on state-strengthening in Afghanistan.

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution