Scholarly Publications

Skewed NATO Debate

October 1997

As the debate on NATO expansion moves to the more public and open setting of U.S.

Russia's Ominous Void

July 1997

For two years, opponents of NATO expansion have warned that inviting former Warsaw Pact countries into the alliance would bolster Russia's nationalist and Communist opposition forces.

Revolutionary Ideas, State Interests, and Russian Foreign Policy

December 1995

Western analysts have become increasingly alarmed with Russia's assertive foreign policy -- in both the economic and the political/strategic spheres -- toward the new states of the former Soviet...

Other Publications

Democracy and Human Development in the Broader Middle East: A Transatlantic Strategy for Partnership

December 2004

The report presented here is the result of several months of meetings and debate.


Twenty-seven Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development announced for 2007

May 2007

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its new class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development.

An Alliance That Really Works

November 2002

%people1% - The celebration in Prague should have been more raucous. The most successful alliance in world history has extended to corners of Europe unimaginable just a few years ago.

A Reshaped Role for the U.N.

October 2002

Michael A. McFaul - The United Nations and its Security Council have never been the ultimate authority in deciding issues of war and peace.


The Re-emergence of Eurasianism: Identity Debates and Russian-Turkish Rapprochement

May 18, 2006

Recently, a Russo-Turkish strategic relationship has emerged. Trade in general and energy (gas) supplies in particular play a key role in shaping ties between the two countries.

Russia's Foreign Policy: The Substance behind the Tough Talk

June 5, 2007

Dmitri Trenin is a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment, the deputy director of the Carnegie Moscow Center and chair of its Foreign and Security Policy Program.