Foreign Aid

Scholarly Publications

Promoting Democratic Governance

December 2002

For the past several decades, the conventional - and, until recently, the predominant - perspective on development in the international donor community has been that countries are poor because they...

Comment on "Foreign Aid and Burdensharing" by S. Islam

December 1993

As Japan's newfound economic power leads to increased political power, there is concern that Japan may be turning East Asia into a regional economic bloc to rival the U.S. and Europe.

Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies

August 2009

European and American experts systematically compare U.S.

Other Publications

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

September 2002

President George W.

Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor

June 2003

Oil Boom: Peril or Opportunity?

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

Stephen Krasner, former State Department director of policy planning, returns to Stanford

May 2007

Stephen Krasner, former director of CDDRL and deputy director of FSI, has returned to Stanford following his two-year tenure at the State Department as director of policy planning.

Foreign Aid and the National Interest

January 2004

Since Saddam Hussein's fall from power last April, the world has learned a great deal about the consequences of his abhorrent rule: mass killings, a brutalized population, staggering corruption, an...

New Program on Global Justice

January 2007

Joshua Cohen: Beginning this fall, I have initiated a Program on Global Justice at FSI. We are just getting started, so it strikes me as a good time to explain the fundamental ideas.

Events

Democracy Promotion Under Stress: Causes and Consequences

January 25, 2006

Thomas Carothers is a leading authority on democracy promotion and democratization worldwide as well as an expert on U.S. foreign policy generally.

More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa

February 15, 2006

Lyman and Morrison will discuss the Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored Independent Task Force Report on the US and Africa.

Multimedia

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.

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.

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE
Maiko Ichihara Visiting Scholar, CDDRL