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What’s Going On in Georgia? A Democracy Activist Explains the Nation’s Current Political Crisis and Turbulent History
News / March 4, 2021
On the World Class Podcast, Georgian activist Nino Evgenidze discusses the arrest of opposition leader Nika Melia and what it means for Georgia, the region and the world.
Commentary / March 1, 2021
Ukraine finally has a chance to create a strong counterintelligence service and shed the Soviet standards of the old KGB. Are Ukrainian MPs ready to take responsibility and vote for such a security...
News / February 25, 2021
Four graduates of FSI’s Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program examine the role the U.S. can play in promoting democracy in their respective countries and throughout the world.
News / February 18, 2021
On the World Class Podcast, Abbas Milani — an expert on U.S.-Iran relations — discusses the Iranian economy, the future of Iran’s leadership, and what a potential nuclear deal could mean for the U.S.
News / February 18, 2021
Hidalgo has become a prominent voice in Texas politics, and gained recognition for her leadership during the COVID-19 crisis and the 2020 elections. Alex Stamos of the Internet Observatory was also...
News / January 28, 2021
A new four-paper series in The Lancet exposes the far-reaching effects of modern warfare on women’s and children’s health. Stanford researchers, including SHP's Paul Wise and Eran Bendavid, have...
News / January 15, 2021
Scholars say there is much work to be done to restore confidence in democracy in America and around the world.
News / January 7, 2021
FSI scholars reflect on the occupation of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and suggest what needs to happen next to preserve democracy.
News / January 7, 2021
The leadership of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law would like to express its horror and dismay at the violent attack on Congress that occurred on January 6, as well as the...
News / December 24, 2020
The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law expresses its grave concern over the politically motivated arrests of our 2019 Draper Hills Summer Fellow, Nicholas Opiyo, and four other...
News / November 9, 2020
Following the U.S. election, FSI experts analyze the results, explain the challenges, and discuss what we can expect between now and Inauguration Day.
Paul Wise: Special Expert for the U.S. Federal Court Overseeing Treatment of Migrant Children at Border
News / October 21, 2020
With unaccompanied minors being detained in hotels during COVID-19, Stanford professor of pediatrics Paul Wise is among the few external people with full access to the facilities, detained children,...
'In Being Together, We Had the Power' - A Belarusian Activist Describes Life on the Front Lines of Minsk Protests
News / August 28, 2020
On the World Class Podcast, Belarusian scholar and activist Aleś Łahviniec explains why people are protesting, and what it feels like to be out on the streets in Minsk.
News / June 30, 2020
On the World Class Podcast, Beatriz Magaloni discusses how community-oriented policing and constitutional reform can impact violence committed by police.
News / June 16, 2020
American democracy is facing its most serious challenge in decades, says Larry Diamond on the World Class Podcast. But there are signs of hope.
News / June 10, 2020
For the last 10 years, a team of social scientists at the Poverty, Violence, and Governance (PovGov) lab at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) have been developing action-...