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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...

Oil and Urban Life in Kuwait

April 20, 2016

AbstractIn this talk Farah Al-Nakib will discuss her recently released book Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life (Stanford University Press, 2016), in which she traces the...

Baghdad's Deep Dilemma: Sectarianism and Urban Segregation under Occupation

February 3, 2016

AbstractThe sectarian-based segregation that has shaped urbanism in Baghdad is a direct outcome of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising: From Civil Protests to the Implications of the Russian Intervention

January 22, 2016

AbstractAfter nearly five years since the start of the uprising, Syria finds itself divided and embattled, with no end in sight.

SAID Conference: Forced Migration

April 11, 2015

Join the Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) on Saturday, April 11th for their 2015 conference centered on the theme of forced migration.

The Politics of Polarization: Taiwan in Comparative Perspective

October 17, 2014

Over the past year and more, Taiwan’s political elite has been deadlocked over the question of deepening economic relations with the People’s Republic of China.

Sexual Violence in Conflict: a Conversation

February 20, 2014

Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone is Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations. Prior to this appointment, Ms.

The Limits of Counterinsurgency Doctrine in Afghanistan

January 23, 2014

Speaker bio: Karl Eikenberry is the William J.

Economic Development and Conflict Resolution: Lessons and Challenges from Palestine

October 2, 2013

Efforts to bolster economic and private sector development in Palestine are central components to many current efforts to build peace and resolve the conflict.

Testing the Logic of Counterinsurgency Doctrine

April 2, 2013

About the topic: When in late 2009, President Obama ordered the surge of an additional 30,000 troops into Afghanistan to reverse Taliban momentum, major tenets of the U.S.

ARD Annual Conference: Building Bridges: Towards Viable Democracies in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya

March 28, 2013

Fourth annual conference of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) organized in collaboration with the University of Tunis, El Manar and the Centre d'études maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT)....

CDDRL-CISAC Special Seminar: The Logic of Violence in Drug Wars: Cartel-State Conflict in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia

March 1, 2013

Abstract: Why have militarized crackdowns on drug cartels had wildly divergent outcomes, sometimes exacerbating cartel-state conflict, as in Mexico and, for decades, in Brazil, but sometimes...

How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy: Aid Dependence in Cambodia

November 26, 2012

The more a country depends on aid, the more distorted are its incentives to manage its own development in sustainably beneficial ways.

East Asia's Contentious Island Disputes: A U.S. Policy Perspective

October 29, 2012

Certain East Asian territorial disputes have simmered, unresolved, since the arrangements concluding the Second World War: Japan, China, and Taiwan contest sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu(tai)...

The Chinese Naval Role in the Pacific and the American Response

May 30, 2012

***PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE*** Maritime issues are increasingly at the heart of security issues between the United States and China.

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,...

Patterns of Elderly Life Expectancy in Three Chinese Cities: Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei

April 30, 2012

Life expectancy at aged 65 is remarkably similar in the three Chinese cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Taipei, even though the cities differ in levels of socioeconomic development, health systems...

The Greek Economic and Political Crisis: What it Means for Europe

April 19, 2012

This event is co-sponsored with The Europe Center Abstract: Ruby Gropas is a lecturer in international relations at the law faculty of the Democritus University of Thrace (Komotini) and research...

Stanford US-Russia Forum Capstone Conference

April 18, 2012

________________________________________________Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum Capstone Conference April 18 - 20, 2012, Stanford University                                                              ...

AMENDS Inaugural Conference - Meet the Leaders of the New Middle East

April 10, 2012

      Summit Schedule   Day 1: Wednesday 11 April           2:00 – 5:30 PM Paul Brest Hall “Technology, Social Media, and Innovation” AMENDS Talks Speakers:Aymen Abderrahman, Selma Chirouf, Rawan...

How Democratic Development is Curbed in Angola

March 15, 2012

Abstract: Since the very beginning of the state formation, Angolan political elites of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the National Front for the Liberation of Angola ...

The Commitment to Public Services in India

February 23, 2012

Abstract: There is a wide diversity in the provision of public services in India.

The Road Ahead for America and Pakistan

February 17, 2012

About the topic: When democracy returned to Pakistan, Americans and Pakistanis had high expectations of an improved partnership.

Human Trafficking: The Current Anti-trafficking Model and Networks of Service

February 8, 2012

The 2011-12 International Speaker Series will foster a research approach that applies a broad socio-economic and interdisciplinary analysis to a range of forms of human trafficking.

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James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC