Conflict

Scholarly Publications

The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Islamist Militancy in South Asia

January 2010

Throughout its history, Pakistan has deliberately used non-state actors as a strategy of asymmetric warfare against stronger adversaries such as India and the Soviet Union.

The Quality of Two Liberal Democracies in Africa: Ghana and South Africa

December 2003

While the Third Wave of Democracy swept through many African countries in the 1990s, South Africa and Ghana stand out as two of the continent’s real success stories politically.

World Society and the Nation-state

July 1997

The authors analyze the nation-state as a worldwide institution constructedby worldwide cultural and associational processes, developing four main topics: (1) properties of nation-states that...

Other Publications

A Diplomatic Offensive for Iraq

June 2007

While the debate to "surge" or "withdraw" troops continues, Larry Diamond, Coordinator of the Democracy Program at CDDRL, along with Carlos Pascual, writes on the need for a diplomatic strategy to...

Reshaping the Middle East: Winning a Lasting Peace in Iraq Will Take More than Tanks

February 2003

Protesters who marched around the world last week were wrong to assume that American inaction against Iraq will make their children safer or the Iraqi people better off.

A Man for All Seasons: A New, More Flexible George W. Bush?

September 2002

President George W.

News

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.

Afghanistan at Halftime

September 2005

In a recent op ed, CDDRL's J. Alexander Thier discusses Afghanistan's landmark September 2005 elections.

Global Justice: Looking Forward

August 2007

FSI's Program on Global Justice (PGJ), now finishing its first year, explores issues at the intersection between political values and the realities of global politics.

Events

Roundtable Discussion: Political Turbulence in Taiwan

December 11, 2000

In March 2000, Taiwan's voters ended 55 years of Nationalist Party rule by electing Chen Shui-bian to the Presidency, granting power to the Democratic Progressive Party.

Workshop: The movement of suicide bombing and how it is reflected in our thinking about social behavior in the social sciences

November 22, 2002

The act of suicide can take many forms and is an old "way out". However, the act always engenders some sort of statement in the community left behind.

Projects

The Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War

Since December 2006, more than 50,000 drug-related murders have taken place in Mexico.
English

Indigenous Peoples Rights

This project seeks to promote the collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and the Program on Human Rights in conducting an interdisciplinary faculty/graduate student research...
English

Economic Consequences of Violence

The Poverty and Governance Program has an ongoing research agenda aiming to evaluate the impact of drug-related violence on economic activity.
English

Multimedia

Remarks at MIT: Renewal or Retrenchment - U.S. Grand Strategy in a Volatile World

June 2015

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, presented remarks at the MIT Senior Congressional and Executive Office Branch Seminar, "Renewal or Retrenchment: U.S.

People Power - the Phenomenon that Shakes and Shapes the World in the 21st Century

November 2015

On Thursday, November 12, CDDRL welcomed founding members of the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies [CANVAS], Srdja Popovic and Slobodan Djinovic, who spoke on best practices for nonviolent campaigns against autocratic governments...

Bassam Haddad Analyzes the Root Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy's speaker series, George Mason University scholar Bassam Haddad explained the roots and dynamics of the tragic Syrian uprising, with particular attention to its background and to the recent...

People

Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jan Rydzak Research Scholar, CDDRL Research Scholar and Associate Director for Program, GDPi
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Ertharin Cousin Payne Distinguished Lecturer, FSI Distinguished Fellow, FSE, Distinguished Fellow, CDDRL
Lauren Weitzman Program Manager, CDDRL