North Korea

Scholarly Publications

The Liberty Doctrine: Reclaiming the Purpose of American Power

April 2002

The immediate response of President Bush and his administration to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States was superb, both purposeful and principled a military,...


A Least Worst Option on North Korea

May 2017

"If the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons were easy to solve, the problem would have been solved long ago.

There Is a Peaceful Way Out of the North Korea Crisis

April 2017

"Kim Jong Un’s nuclear and missile programs represent one of the most dangerous challenges since the end of the Cold War.

Welcoming the class of 2015 undergraduate honors students

July 2014

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2015 class of undergraduate senior honors students.


The 18th Party Congress and Institutionalization in Chinese Leadership Politics

January 25, 2013

The road to the 18th Party Congress was contentious, leading to its delayed convocation.

Liberation Technology in Authoritarian Regimes

October 11, 2010

This two day conference will examine the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to expand freedom and generate more pluralistic flows of ideas and information in authoritarian...

The North Korean Crisis: Human Stories and Taking Action

May 22, 2010

Mass famines, like those of the 1990s that killed a million people, are projected to happen again in North Korea.