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Democracy Demotion: How the Freedom Agenda Fell Apart

June 2019

In the honor of publication of Larry Diamond's "Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency" Foreign Affairs are providing past the paywall article ...

The Global Crisis of Democracy

May 2019

*/ As China and Russia attack free governments and push strongman rule, the U.S. has gone silent—and a new tide of authoritarianism is gathering, writes Larry Diamond. Read here.

Foreign governments are fed up with social media - and threatening prison for tech employees

April 2019

Eileen Donahoe discusses the likely implications of government regulations a foreseeable criminal consequences on big tech companies in the piece by David Ingram for NBC News.   Read it here.

NEWS FEATURE: The Trump Musical: 'Anything Goes'

March 2019

In this New York Times opinion piece on the global implications of Trump's leadership, columnist Thomas L.

Making Better Use of Lessons From Abroad for American Democracy

March 2019

Didi Kuo joins Thomas Carothers, senior Vice President for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in outlining the ways in which ideas, experiences, and lessons from other...

The Long Freedom Slump

February 2019

Larry Diamond explains to the American Interest that while democracy is not declining, developing countries are taking a turn for the worse. Read it here.

Identity: The Demand for Dignity and The Politics of Resentment

December 2018

"The way that the economy has developed over the past generation is actually gone contrary to a lot of the existing economic models.

Beijing Workshop Explores Options for Interventions in Civil Wars

November 2018

Shorenstein APARC’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), and the School for International Studies at Peking University recently co-hosted the...

Episode 202: Identity and Its Discontents

September 2018

Join Francis Fukuyama and Richard Aldous as they discuss where did the modern notion of identity politics come from—and how can nations address particular demands for recognition without eroding a...

National identity crisis makes the US more like the Middle East

September 2018

"If there is a single lesson to be learned from the contemporary Middle East, it is that national identity is critical to the success of any political system.

Digital Media: Combatting Threats in the Era of Fake News

July 2018

"What is different today is the speed and extraterritorial reach of disinformation.

Why Trump’s plans for regime change in Iran will have the opposite effect

May 2018

"Containing Iran’s belligerent actions abroad should be a high priority for the Trump administration, as well as engaging in arms control to limit Iran’s ballistic missile program and supporting...

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Class of 2018

May 2018

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is proud to announce our 2018 Draper Hills Summer Fellows who were selected from among hundreds of applicants for their path-breaking...

The Imprudence of Unilateral US Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

May 2018

In his article for the The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Abbas Milani writes that "the much-rumored and long-expected announcement by President Trump that he will order the United States to...

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan talks illiberal democracies, election issues

May 2018

“When you see something wrong, don’t be a bystander,” Annan responded. “You are never too young to lead.

Francis Fukuyama: China’s ‘bad emperor’ returns

March 2018

"Since 1978, China’s authoritarian political system has been different from virtually all other dictatorships in part because the ruling Communist Party has been subject to rules regarding...

Francis Fukuyama: Democracy Needs Elites

March 2018

CDDRL Mosbacher director Francis Fukuyama spoke with Alexander Görlach for The WorldPost about U.S. President Donald Trump, the populist wave sweeping Europe and “fake news.” Read here.

Why is Iran Protesting?

February 2018

"Protests in Iran have erupted over the past few weeks as citizens from across the country have taken to the streets to voice their opposition against the government.

The Politics of Sexuality and the LGBTQ Crackdown in Egypt

February 2018

"LGBTQ individuals are facing an unprecedented level of persecution in Egypt.

How Populism is Poisoning the Global Liberal Order

February 2018

"There is growing consensus that populism constitutes a grave threat to liberal democracy, and to the liberal international order on which peace and prosperity have rested for the past two...

CIPE and Stanford Deliver Leadership Academy for Development to Tunisian Leaders to Help Address Country’s Challenges

January 2018

Our Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) recently visited Tunis, Tunisia in partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) to conduct a workshop for a group of Tunisian...

How to support Iran’s protesters

January 2018

"While it is folly to underestimate the severity of the crisis in Iran, it is no less dangerous to underestimate the regime’s capacity for brutality.

Polarized planet & What is to be done?

December 2017

"The problems with our democracy—ever-deepening polarization, incivility, gridlock, dysfunction, conflicts of interest, and disregard for democratic norms—are not just problems of political culture...

Why Populist Nationalism Now?

December 2017

In this three-parts article on populism, CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama writes about different forms of populist nationalism.

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Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Laura Jakli Pre-doctoral Fellow, CDDRL
Shavit Matias Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Eloise Duvillier Program Manager, Project on Democracy and the Internet, Stanford PACS