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Our Year of Living Dangerously

January 2018

"As 2018 unfolds, the domestic and international dimensions of Trump’s crisis-ridden presidency are beginning to intersect in wildly unpredictable and potentially disastrous ways.

FSI congratulates our 2018 Rhodes and Schwarzman Scholars

December 2017

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies is proud to congratulate Stanford’s 2018 Rhodes and Schwarzman Scholars.

Polarized planet & What is to be done?

December 2017

"The problems with our democracy—ever-deepening polarization, incivility, gridlock, dysfunction, conflicts of interest, and disregard for democratic norms—are not just problems of political culture...

Why Populist Nationalism Now?

December 2017

In this three-parts article on populism, CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama writes about different forms of populist nationalism.

CDDRL's incoming pre- and postdoctoral fellows

September 2017

Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce our three incoming fellows who will be joining us in the 2017-2018 academic year to develop...

Protecting democracy from online disinformation requires better algorithms, not censorship

August 2017

*/ "New laws in democratic countries that force social media platforms to remove disinformation will encourage autocratic countries to do the same, with devastating effects on human rights," writes...

Decline in democracy spreads across the globe as authoritarian leaders rise

August 2017

Across the world, many democracies are sliding further and further toward authoritarianism.

Don’t fear the robots

July 2017

"The robots aren't going to take over, or even destroy jobs," says CDDRL's Jerry Kaplan. Read the article here.

I still believe in progress

June 2017

"The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of one of Francis Fukuyama’s most famous works, The End of History and the Last Man, which argued that the worldwide spread of liberal...

Artificial intelligence expert joins CDDRL’s ranks

June 2017

 CDDRL is pleased to announce that Jerry Kaplan, who teaches social and economic impact of artificial intelligence in the Stanford computer science department, has been appointed to the position of...

Hub for global digital policy launches at Stanford

June 2017

 The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University announced today that it has launched the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi). GDPi’s mission is to help...

Welcoming the class of 2018 undergraduate honors students

May 2017

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2018 class of undergraduate senior honors students.Honors students spend three...

Draper Hills Summer Fellows Class of 2017

May 2017

Miguel BronfmanNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION OFFICE ARGENTINA Sabah HamamouJOURNALIST EGYPT Isabel AmorimEDITORA ABRIL BRAZIL Yasmine FaroukCAIRO UNIVERSITYEGYPT Mohamed ElfayoumyDIPLOMAT EGYPT Eka...

The appeal of authoritarianism: Has democracy had its day?

April 2017

"What is behind democracy’s seeming decline? What is fuelling the widespread appeal of authoritarianism?

The Future of Globalization

February 2017

The populist backlash against globalization is being felt acutely across Europe as well as here in the US.

The Kremlin’s Candidate?

February 2017

Kathryn Stoner, CDDRL/FSI Senior Fellow, discusses the integrity of the new administration together with David Sanger, national security correspondent, and John Rizzo, former CIA chief legal...

The U.S. Was Wrong to Think Russia Was No Longer a Player

December 2016

"One mistake was to discount Russia’s importance in international affairs. The U.S. became engrossed in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, thinking that Russia was weak, and generally unimportant.

Democracy and Its Enemies

December 2016

Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, touched base on why democracy is important, revisited events in Iraq, spoke about Russia and other issues in...

Russia and the Threat to Liberal Democracy

December 2016

"Since the end of World War II, the most crucial underpinning of freedom in the world has been the vigor of the advanced liberal democracies and the alliances that bound them together.

The Dangers of Disruption

December 2016

"In Silicon Valley, where I live, the word “disruption” has an overwhelmingly positive valence: Thousands of smart, young people arrive here every year hoping to disrupt established ways of doing...

The Future of International Order

December 2016

How is the current cooperative international order positioned to face the political forces of rising nationalism in the world?A Conversation Series by United Nations University with CDDRL Deputy...

Cooperation With Russia Is Possible

November 2016

"With Russia’s domestic politics and renewed international ambitions as a backdrop, Trump must think hard about what he wants to prevent in dealing with Putin’s Russia, and what he wants to achieve...

Police Analysts from Mexico's Commission on National Security Participate in Stanford Workshop

November 2016

The Stanford Program on Poverty and Governance delivered its five-day training course, “Effective Law Enforcement Institutions and Democratic Accountability,” to law enforcement professionals from...

The Problem With Russia Is Personal, Not Structural

October 2016

Kathryn Stoner, Director of the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, debates for the New York Times...

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Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Didi Kuo Research Scholar Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Professor
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gustavo Robles Research Associate
Vanessa Melo Graduate Research Assistant, Poverty and Governance
Dayna Barnes Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Andrea L. Everett Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Young A. Lee Financial Management Analyst