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      U.S. INCOPACOM hosts Stanford FSI faculty and fellows visit

      Commentary / March 5, 2019

      20 Stanford faculty and fellows from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center recently visited INDOPACOM, providing rare opportunity for participants to talk directly with senior U.S. military leaders in the region.

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      PODCAST: Jaw-Jaw: How Chinese Sharp Power Takes Aim at American Democracy

      Commentary / February 5, 2019

      Larry Diamond breaks down Beijing’s efforts to direct “sharp power” against institutions in the United States in this podcast.

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      A Remedy for Government Shutdowns: “No Play, No Pay.”

      Commentary / February 5, 2019

      Bruce E. Cain tells The American Interest that a constitutional amendment could be just the incentive members of Congress need to compromise in the face of government shutdowns. Read it here

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      Against Identity Politics

      Commentary / February 4, 2019

      Francis Fukuyama explains to Foreign Affairs that identity politics are the "New Tribalism and the Crisis of Democracy." Read it here.

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      Stacey Abrams Debates Francis Fukuyama on Identity Politics

      Commentary / February 1, 2019

      Stacey Abrams tells Francis Fukuyama that identity politics actually strengthen democracy. 

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      Fukuyama Was Right (Mostly)

      Commentary / January 21, 2019
      Paul D. Miller tells the American Interest that Francis Fukuyama's central contention still rings true: There is no conceivable ideological rival to liberal democracy. Read it here.

       

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      A Hinge in History?

      Commentary / January 21, 2019

      Larry Diamond writes in the American Interest that we are living in dangerous times and may be on the brink of a domestic constitutional crisis. Read it here.

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      R. Kent Weaver joins CDDRL as visiting scholar

      News / January 8, 2019

      Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is pleased to welcome R.

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      PODCAST: Francis Fukuyama on 2018, a year in identity politics

      Commentary / January 1, 2019

      Francis Fukuyama sits down with The World's Carol Hills to go over the identity politics of 2018. Listen here.

       
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      Q&A: Ideology Is Out, Identity Is In

      Q&A / December 27, 2018

      Francis Fukuyama joins Nick Gillespie for a thoughtful Q&A on the rise of populism in the West and the role of identity politics in thwarting the end

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      The Great Recession has influenced populist movements today, say Stanford scholars

      News / December 26, 2018

      Francis Fukuyama discusses why populist messages have emerged in contemporary politics alongside Anna Grzymala-Busse and 

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      China Gets Its Message to Americans but Doesn’t Want to Reciprocate

      Commentary / December 21, 2018

      Beijing enjoys a big megaphone in America even as it blocks U.S. media outlets, hinders independent scholars and limits U.S.

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      Do we need a new understanding of national identity?

      Commentary / December 20, 2018

      CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama says for BBC we need national identities that unite rather than divide us. Watch here.

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      Identity: The Demand for Dignity and The Politics of Resentment

      Commentary / December 20, 2018

      "The way that the economy has developed over the past generation is actually gone contrary to a lot of the existing economic models. The Simon Kuznetz phenomenon says it's not just globalization, it's economic growth. As the country is modernizing, as it's growing economically, it does lead to an increase in inequality. When you reach a  certain level of income, the inequality starts to decrease. That was the experience in Europe, in the 19th and 20th century, that was the case in the United States and so forth.

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      Democratic Capitalism’s Future

      Commentary / December 13, 2018

      "Are democracy and capitalism compatible? Or, to put it differently: What made democracy and capitalism compatible for decades, even centuries, and what strains this relationship today? The end of the Cold War seemed to settle longstanding debates about the political and economic institutions best able to achieve freedom and security. But a few decades have passed, and our institutions now seem brittle. Longstanding critiques of capitalism are being dusted off and repackaged," writes Didi Kuo in Democracy Journal.

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      Scholars Discuss Growing Evidence of China’s Interference in American Government and Society

      News / December 7, 2018

      While Americans may be well acquainted with China’s quest for influence through the projection of power in the diplomatic, economic, and military spheres, they are less aware of the various ways in which Beijing has more recently been exerting cultural and informational influence. According to a new report, some of these ways challenge and even undermine our democratic processes, norms, and institutions.

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