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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...

The War against Civil Society in Egypt: Causes and Implications

April 5, 2016

AbstractIn this talk Nancy Okail will reflect on the renewed crackdown on civil society in Egypt, the closing of public space, and the continued regression in rights and freedoms.

Countering Violent Extremism

February 26, 2016

AbstractUnder Secretary Sewall will deliver remarks on Countering Violent Extremism, the U.S.

The Sunflower Movement and the Future of Taiwan's Political Culture

October 13, 2015

Abstract Based on first-hand participant-observation, this talk will examine the culture, politics, and spatiality of the Sunflower Movement.

Communication Power and Taiwan's Democratization

February 20, 2015

AbstractIn 2010-2011, the "Arab Spring" brought unexpected revolutions to many Middle Eastern and North African countries.

Will the Revolution be Tweeted? Information & Communication Technology and Conflict

January 30, 2015

Is communication technology conducive to collective violence? Recent studies have provided conflicting answers to the same question.

Open Government Partnership - A new platform for reforms in transparent and accountable governments

January 23, 2015

Three years ago, world leaders from 8 countries came together to launch the Open Government Partnership (OGP) - a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together domestic reformers committed to...

Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution

February 13, 2014

Speaker bio: Thomas Carothers is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Should American Democracy Assistance become more European? Lessons from EU and US Democracy Assistance in Ethiopia

April 22, 2013

Abstract: The U.S. and the E.U. are often seen as fundamentally different democracy promoters. It has been argued that the U.S.

Roundtable on Democracy Promotion - Future Directions for Canadian Democracy Promotion

April 16, 2013

Roundtable on Democracy Promotion Future Directions for Canadian Democracy Promotion Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law Stanford University 16 April 2013 Agenda 9:00-9:45...

Turkey and the Arab Spring: Between Ethics and Self-Interest

November 15, 2012

Abstract: Turkey redefined its geographical security environment over the last decade by deepening its engagement with neighboring regions, especially with the Middle East.

Conceiving NATO as a democracy promoter: A Realist Foreign Policy Explanation

May 30, 2012

Abstract: NATO since the end of the Cold War has emphasized democracy as political rationale both in rhetoric and in action, not only with regards to enlargement and partnership policies but also,...

The United States and the Arab Awakening -- An Early Assessment

May 10, 2012

Abstract: Tamara Cofman Wittes, who helped manage the State Department's response to the Arab Awakening and now directs the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, will...

Democratic Transition in Egypt

April 29, 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at CDDRL is pleased to announce a one-day conference to be held on Friday April 29, 2011, entitled, "Democratic Transition in Egypt." This event, co...

The Pseudo-Democrat's Dilemma: Why Election Observation Became an International Norm

January 27, 2011

Susan Hyde is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Yale University, where she is affiliated with the MacMillian Center and the Institute for Social and Policy...

Thailand's Lost Consolidation: Democracy and Monarchy in Transition

April 22, 2010

Despite its frequent military coups, Thai democracy was practically a textbook case of successful transition during the 1980s and 1990s.

Does Inclusion Lead to Moderation? The Dilemma of Islamist Parties in Egypt, Jordan, and Morocco

February 24, 2009

Shadi Hamid is a Hewlett Fellow at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL).

Comparing American and European Strategies and Experiences of Democracy and Rule of Law Promotion

March 24, 2008

On March 24th-25th, CDDRL and The Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy at the Freie Universität Berlin, will convene a focused authors workshop designed to advance the...

Freedom's Unsteady March: Democracy Promotion in the Middle East After President Bush

January 29, 2008

TAMARA COFMAN WITTES directs the Middle East Democracy and Development (MEDD) Project at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, a regional policy center at The Brookings Institution.

"Democracy Promotion and Civil Society: Six Models in Search of Reality"

November 20, 2007

Jeffrey S. Kopstein is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto.

Why being resource poor helps post-war development

October 23, 2007

Desha is a doctoral candidate at Stanford, where she researches the effects of international organizations on local institution-building.

What Can Ideological Struggles of the Past Teach Us About Islamism v. Secularism Today

October 16, 2007

John Owen will discuss his current research on democracy promotion.

People

Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Professor
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Dayna Barnes Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Olexandr Starodubtsev Visiting Practitioner, CDDRL
Oleksandra Matviichuk Visiting Practitioner, CDDRL
Sviatoslav Vakarchuk Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL