Foreign Aid

Scholarly Publications

Repression and Foreign Aid in Autocracies: Exploiting Debt Relief Negotiations in Post-Cold War Africa

February 2016

AbstractDoes dependence on development aid from Western sources constrain the use of repression among autocrats?

Multiple Principals, Multiple Agents: EU and US Democracy Assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa [Dec. 2014]

December 2014

AuthorKaren Del BiondoPostdoctoral Scholar at CDDRL, 2012-2013;Postdoctoral Fellow, KFG Transformative Power of Europe,Free University of Berlin, 2013-2014AbstractThis paper investigates under...

The EU, the US and Partnership in Development Cooperation: Bridging the Gap? [Dec. 2014]

December 2014

AuthorKaren Del BiondoPostdoctoral Scholar at CDDRL, 2012-2013Postdoctoral Fellow, KFG Transformative Power of Europe, Free University of Berlin, 2013-2014AbstractInternationally, there has been an...

Other Publications

MFAN Transition Recommendation Strategies

November 2008

MFAN Open Letter to President-elect Obama

November 2008

New Day New Way: U.S. Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century

June 2008

U.S. foreign assistance—the rationale behind it, the amount we give, its orientation and organization—has changed dramatically in the last decade.

News

Sanaa Seif and Sharif Abdel Kouddous Discuss Egypt's Worsening Human Rights Situation

May 2022

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring prominent political activist Sanaa Seif and award-winning journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who discussed the current...

Texas A&M Political Scientist Examines Political Economy of Democracy Aid in the Middle East

April 2022

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring Erin A. Snider, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, who...

Stanford scholars: Lessons learned from the Afghanistan War

May 2013

With the Taliban now open to peace talks, a political end to the war in Afghanistan appears in sight.

Old Events

The United States: From Reluctant Democracy Support in the Middle East to Authoritarian Enabler

April 13, 2020

ABSTRACTDemocracy promotion has been a longstanding goal of US foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. President George W.

U.S.-China Rivalry and the Origins of Taiwan's Developmental State

October 1, 2017

Abstract Scholars have credited a model of state-led capitalism called the developmental state with producing the first wave of the East Asian economic miracle.

Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan

September 26, 2016

AbstractThe existence of two Chinese states—one controlling mainland China, the other controlling the island of Taiwan—is often understood as a seemingly inevitable outcome of the Chinese civil war...

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The Paradoxes of Political Aid in the Arab World

May 2015

AbstractEuropean and US-based scholars and practitioners have debated the purposes and sometimes the (limited) macro-effects of programs designed to promote transitions from authoritarianism to democracy in Middle East countries.

State-Strengthening in Afghanistan 2001-2014

March 2015

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), in partnership with Chatham House and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), recently held a conference on state-strengthening in Afghanistan.

People

Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
James Fearon James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science