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Failed Dream of Political Islam

November 2018

Islamism has imitated, or colluded with, the state autocracies it claims to oppose.

ARD 2018 Annual Conference Examines Dynamics of Governance and Political Participation in the MENA Region

April 2018

Under the title “Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa,” the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy convened its 2018 annual conference on April 27 and 28...

From Political Activism to Democratic Change in the Arab World

July 2013

This conference focuses on empowering political activism in the Arab world, and features scholars and activists discussing the achievements of and challenges facing political activists in Egypt,...

Economic Reform and Democracy in the MENA Region: A Case study of CIPE's Projects in Egypt and Lebanon

July 2013

The roots of the revolts known as the Arab Spring lie in many sources but one of the leading causes was the high rates of unemployment, low skill levels, and the growth of the youth populations....

War Games Revived in Lebanon

June 2012

The crisis in Syria has revived sectarian tensions in neighboring Lebanon, fueling internal divisions reminiscent of the period leading up to the 1970's civil war.

ARD scholar Elias Muhanna nominated for Next Century Foundation award

February 2012

Program on Arab Reform and Democracy scholar Elias Muhanna, the blogger behind qifanabki.com, has been nominated for a special award for an outstanding contribution to new media by the Next Century...

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.

Safadi-Stanford Initiative convenes Washington policymakers

December 2011

On December 6, the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law together with the Safadi Foundation USA inaugurated the Safadi-Stanford...

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...

Advancing energy sector reform in Lebanon

September 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, together with the Safadi Foundation USA (SFUSA) and the Center for International Private...

The Arab Spring brings regional experts to Stanford

May 2011

As a new era of democratic change swept across the Arab world this year, the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law hosted two...

Political activism conference May 12-13, 2011

April 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at CDDRL is pleased to announce its second annual conference, From Political Activism to Democratic Change in the Arab World, to take place on May 12 and 13...

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...

SSIPI partnership launches open call for papers on Lebanon

March 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University, the Safadi Foundation USA (SFUSA), and the Center on...

Elections and Changing Political Dynamics in the Arab World Seminar Series Launched

September 2010

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is pleased to announce its seminar series for 2010-11, titled "Elections and Changing Political Dynamics in the Arab World".

Back to the future: the Arab nationalist tradition and the political imagination of today

August 2009

"The Arab and Muslim world is indeed in crisis," CDDRL Visiting Scholar Hicham Ben Abdallah of Morocco writes in an article for the August 2009 edition of Le Monde Diplomatique ("Retour vers le...