Civil Wars

Scholarly Publications

Lebanese Cinema: Imagining the Civil War and Beyond

December 2008

Modern Lebanese cinema can best be explored in the context of the Civil War, in part because almost all the Lebanese films made since its outset in 1975 have been about this war.

Establishing a Lebanese Senate: Bicameralism and the Third Republic

August 2012

The Ta’if Accords, which ended Lebanon’s civil war, called explicitly for the dismantling of political confessionalism through the election of a Chamber of Deputies on “a national, non-confessional...

News

Professor Larry Diamond, CDDRL Affiliated Faculty Member, Interviewed on Current Political Developments in Iraq

October 2006

Larry Diamond, former adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, tells the BBC that there's no prospect that Iraq in the near term is going to become a reliable and democratic ally...

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...

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.

Old Events

Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

January 24, 2013

Abstract: Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this seminar focuses on the evolution of political...

The Role of Political Strategy in Lebanon's Political Crisis

April 28, 2011

Lina Khatib is the manager and co-founder of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

November 29, 2012

Abstract: Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this seminar focuses on the evolution of political...

Multimedia

Bassam Haddad Analyzes the Root Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising

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 attention to its background and to the recent...