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Syria Provokes an American Anxiety: Is U.S. Power Really So Special?

October 2016

Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, in their New York Times column Interpreter from October 8, are exploring the idea that the United States of America are in a moral position to address the state of...

Bassam Haddad Analyzes the Root Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising [VIDEO]

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy's speaker series, George Mason University scholar Bassam Haddad explained the roots and dynamics of the tragic Syrian uprising, with particular...

Stanford Scholar Examines Sectarianism and Urban Segregation in Baghdad [VIDEO]

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy speaker series, Director of The Markaz: Resource Center Mona Damluji examined the impact of the US-led occupation of Iraq on sectarian-based...

Evaluating the impact and future of the International Criminal Court

May 2013

In March, Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda surrendered himself unexpectedly to the U.S.

Stanford scholar recognized for contributions to the field of international affairs

April 2013

Political scientist Jeremy M. Weinstein received the Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association for his contributions to the study of international relations and peace research.

Failure to protect democracy in Mali opened path for grave atrocities

January 2013

As French troops deployed to Mali this week to push back Islamist rebels, CDDRL Post-Doctoral Fellow Landry Signé writes in the New York Times that the failure to restore democracy sooner has...

Q&A: Stanford experts on Kofi Annan's resignation as Syria envoy

August 2012

Larry Diamond and Stephen Stedman say Kofi Annan had an impossible mission, and his departure won't tarnish the Nobel Peace Prize winner's legacy.

Stanford conference to explore indigenous rights in Latin America

May 2012

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) together with the Center for Latin American Studies is hosting a one-day conference on Tuesday,...

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest

April 2012

Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world.

Four social entrepreneurs to join Stanford research community this spring

March 2012

This spring four social entrepreneurs will be descending on the Stanford campus from as far away as Bosnia, Palestine, and Kenya and as close as San Francisco, to spend the quarter at CDDRL...

Stanford scholars reflect on Arab Spring

January 2012

A year after the Egyptian uprising, five scholars talk about democracy in the Middle East, how lives have changed in the Arab world, and what the U.S. has learned from the Arab Spring.

Lebanon, by the Numbers

January 2012

Lebanon’s peculiar brand of democracy, dysfunctional and widely unpopular, is a perennial source of national vexation, debated over Sunday lunches and in the press.

An interview with Prince Moulay Hicham

October 2011

Prince Moulay Hicham ben Abdallah was interviewed in the September/October issue of the French journal Le Débat, providing his unique insight on the Arab Spring events as a member of the Moroccan...

Political order in Egypt

August 2011

In the May-June edition of The American Interest, Francis Fukuyama traces the contemporary history of U.S.

Announcing the 2011-12 pre and post-doctoral fellows

April 2011

Each year, CDDRL awards fellowships to four outstanding pre and post-doctoral students who are in the write-up stage or recent graduates from doctoral programs examining the fields of democracy,...

Announcing the 2012 CDDRL senior honors students

April 2011

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2012 class of Senior Honors Students.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate Your People

March 2011

In a piece for the blog Jadaliyya, Arab Reform and Democracy Program Manager Lina Khatib at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, makes the argument that Arab leaders have...

Fukuyama on China's potential for revolution

March 2011

Francis Fukuyama, resident fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, comments on China's potential for popular uprising in a piece for The Wall Street Journal.

Chirot speaks on the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire

February 2011

On February 8, Dr.

Stanford Africa expert to work for National Security Council

September 2009

Jeremy M. Weinstein, an associate professor of political science, has been appointed Director for Democracy at the National Security Council (NSC).

Is Ethnic Conflict Inevitable? Parting Ways Over Nationalism and Separatism

September 2008

Jeremy Weinstein, Ames Habyarimana, assistant professor at Georgetown, Macartan Humphreys, assistant professor at Columbia, Daniel Posner, associate professor at UCLA, Richard Rosecrance, adjunct...

Diamond sketches way out of Iraq

April 2008

The truth is, we remain trapped in an awful quagmire, writes Larry Diamond in the Huffington Post and FSI In The World, a new faculty blog for the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies...

McFaul gives Class Day lecture to 6,000 Stanford graduates, family members

June 2007

CDDRL Director and political science Professor Michael McFaul gave the 2007 Class Day lecture on Saturday, June 16.

CDDRL faculty member James Fearon explains why the U.S. can't win Iraq's civil war

February 2007

Recently there has been much debate over whether Iraq's conflict is a civil war.

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James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Matthew Nanes CDDRL Postdoctoral Fellow