Foreign Policy

Scholarly Publications

Defending the National Interest: Raw Materials Investments and U.S. Foreign Policy

December 1978

The book's basic analytic assumption is that there is a distinction between state and society.

Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy

December 1999

The acceptance of human rights and minority rights, the increasing role of international financial institutions, and globalization have led many observers to question the continued viability of the...

Power and Purpose: American Policy toward Russia after the Cold War

December 2003

Russia, once seen as America's greatest adversary, is now viewed by the United States as a potential partner.

Other Publications

Real Putin, The

July 2003

Who is Vladimir Putin?

How to Look Credible in Promoting Liberty

June 2003

George W. Bush wants Americans and the world to believe that the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime two months ago represented a defeat for tyranny and a victory for liberty.

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.

Renowned political economist and author Francis Fukuyama speaks on state-building

May 2004

In a May 14 lecture hosted by the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Francis Fukuyama, PhD -- professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins University and...

International grants totaling $1 million awarded to interdisciplinary Stanford research teams

March 2008

FSI scholars Josh Cohen, Thomas Heller, Erik Jensen, Terry Karl, and Helen Stacy are part of research teams that received funding from Stanford's Presidential Fund for Innovation in International...

Events

Taiwan's Silicon Valley: The Evolution of Hsinchu Industrial Park

January 11, 2000

When Taiwan's government launched Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park Project in 1979, the objectives were three fold: to revitalize the country's economic growth, to establish its indigenous...

Taiwan's Historic 2000 Elections and Aftermath

April 14, 2000

Panelist biographies: A specialist on democracy in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, Professor Diamond was in Taiwan as an official observer of the March election.

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.

Projects

Rule of Law Program

Today, it is widely recognized that the absence of the rule of law constitutes a critical barrier to economic growth and democractic political development.
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Program on Evaluating International Influences on Democratic Development

Governments devote significant effort and resources to promote democracy outside their borders, but surprisingly little is known about how to bring about a good return on this investment.  The...
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Globalization and Human Rights

Since World War II, a major element of globalization has involved the expansion of human rights norms, rules, and institutions.  This broad movement represents a dramatic shift from earlier...
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Multimedia

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Russia: Back to the Future

April 2015

On April 13, 2015, Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) welcomed former Russian businessman and political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky as he presented his talk, Russia: Back to the Future. Mr.

Taiwan's 2016 Presidential and Legislative Elections

March 2016

On January 16, 2016, Taiwanese went to the polls to elect a new president and legislature.

The January Taiwan Elections and the Implications for Cross-Strait Relations

March 2016

AbstractTaiwan’s domestic politics, particularly presidential elections, has been the main driver of the island’s relations with China for two decades. The 2016 elections, in which the Democratic Progressive Party, led by Dr.

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE