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Beijing Workshop Explores Options for Interventions in Civil Wars

News / November 13, 2018

Shorenstein APARC’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), and the School for International Studies at Peking University recently co-hosted the security workshop “Civil Wars, Intrastate Violence, and International Responses.” Held in Beijing...

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Failed Dream of Political Islam

Commentary / November 9, 2018

Islamism has imitated, or colluded with, the state autocracies it claims to oppose. It has failed to suggest its own answers to economic problems, social justice, education or corruption, writes Hicham Alaoui in Le Monde diplomatique.

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License to Kill

Commentary / November 6, 2018

"We must make it clear, not only to the Saudi monarchy but to all the world’s dictators, that they cannot murder their opponents with impunity," writes Larry Diamond. Read here

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FSI scholars join high-level commission on democracy in the digital age

News / October 9, 2018

The Kofi Annan Foundation has tapped four Stanford scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) to help advance one of its top priorities: to shed light on the rapidly-changing role of technology in elections around the world and to recommend ways of ensuring that digital tools strengthen—not undercut—democracy.

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NPR PODCAST: What Kavanaugh's Confirmation Means For America's Culture Wars

Commentary / October 7, 2018

"I really do think that the upcoming election in November is one of the most important in American history." 

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Francis Fukuyma and Norman Eisen about what Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation means for the state of America. Listen here

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PODCAST - Francis Fukuyama: Identity and the Politics of Resentment

Commentary / October 4, 2018

Francis Fukuyama explains to the Commonwealth Club how our connection to personal identities has disconnected us from a base understanding of dignity. Listen here

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Francis Fukuyama "I think he is the first truly racist President."

Commentary / September 28, 2018

52 Insights Magazine interviews Francis Fukuyama on the politics of identity, the end of the EU and Trump. Read here

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PODCAST: Francis Fukuyama on Identity Politics

Commentary / September 27, 2018

Tune into Jen Psaki in conversation with Francis Fukuyama about his views on the current state of identity politics in the U.S. and what he views to be the new American identity. Listen here.

 
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PODCAST: Francis Fukuyama Says Identity Politics Are Killing America and Empowering Donald Trump

Commentary / September 26, 2018

Nick Gillespie talks with Francis Fukuyama about the possibilites of creating a national identity capabale of uniting all Americans. Listen here.

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The Economist asks: Francis Fukuyama

Commentary / September 19, 2018

The age of ideological struggle failed to end with the Cold War.  Francis Fukuyama, who coined the phrase “the end of history”, talks to Anne McElvoy about the rise of identity politics, whether there is any force that can rival it, and which party is playing the identity game better in the American midterms. Listen here.

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Episode 202: Identity and Its Discontents

Commentary / September 19, 2018

Join Francis Fukuyama and Richard Aldous as they discuss where did the modern notion of identity politics come from—and how can nations address particular demands for recognition without eroding a common sense of belonging? Listen here.

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National identity crisis makes the US more like the Middle East

Commentary / September 19, 2018

"If there is a single lesson to be learned from the contemporary Middle East, it is that national identity is critical to the success of any political system. That identity needs to be liberal and inclusive, encompassing a country’s de facto diversity.

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Against Identity Politics

Commentary / September 6, 2018

"The nature of modern identity, however, is to be changeable. Some individuals may persuade themselves that their identity is based on their biology and is outside their control. But citizens of modern societies have multiple identities, ones that are shaped by social interactions. People have identities defined by their race, gender, workplace, education, affinities, and nation. And although the logic of identity politics is to divide societies into small, self-regarding groups, it is also possible to create identities that are broader and more integrative.

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American Institutions Are Holding Up—But Are Americans?

Commentary / September 6, 2018

"The midterm elections in November will be some of the most important in American history. Democratic publics can and do make mistakes, but if they fail to correct those mistakes, they are in deep trouble," writes Francis Fukuyama, CDDRL Mosbacher Director. Read here.

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Huntington’s Legacy

Commentary / August 28, 2018

"Samuel Huntington was not right about everything. Rather, his greatness lay in his ability to conceptualize big ideas in a wide variety of fields," writes Francis Fukuyama in this comparative article. Read here.

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Taiwan should ‘play for time,’ Larry Diamond says

Commentary / August 27, 2018

Larry Diamond discussed the DPP government’s pursuit of transitional justice and its approach to cross-strait ties in an interview with ‘Taipei Times’ reporter Sean Lin in Taipei, arguing for a more arbitrational approach to party assets while warning against action that might provoke China. Read here

 
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Identity and the End of History

Commentary / August 24, 2018

"History is directional and progressive, and the modernization process points to liberal democracy as its fullest embodiment. But getting there is harder than it seemed back in 1992, and the possibility of institutional decay is ever-present," writes CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama. Read here.

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Hong Kong localism and independence

Commentary / August 16, 2018

Hong Kong’s democrats need to focus on ‘prize’ of universal suffrage rather than independence, leading US academic Larry Diamond says. Read the article here.

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Saving the world’s food and water supplies with Ertharin Cousin

Q&A / August 13, 2018

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University is pleased to announce that former U.S. Ambassador and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin will return for a second year at Stanford. We caught up with Cousin to ask about her plans for this upcoming school year.

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The Decline of American Public Administration

Commentary / August 13, 2018

"If you want some notion of the problem, just try uttering the words “public administration” before a roomful of students and watch them look at their phones or start to fall asleep. Nonetheless, the classic field of public administration is one of the most important today, and its decline (at least in the United States) is one of the reasons why we get poor service from government," writes CDDRL Director Francis Fukuyama.

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Social Media and Censorship

Commentary / August 9, 2018

"The idea that the big internet platforms are not media companies has never really been tenable, and the contradictions in their public protestations of neutrality have become ever more apparent over time," writes Francis Fukuyama in The American Interest. Read the article here

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Teaching Public Policy, part 2

News / August 7, 2018

"In my previous post, I noted how public policy education needs to shift its focus from training policy analysts to training leaders who are capable of actually implementing good policies.

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Web-Event: E. Donahoe in 'Pulling at the Strings: Kremlin's Interference in Elections'

News / July 16, 2018

Today, while the President of the United States challenged the US intelligence agencies’ conclusion on Russia’s interference in 2016 election, the Atlantic Council and the Alliance of Democracies

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