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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.

Taiwan should ‘play for time,’ Larry Diamond says

August 2018

Larry Diamond discussed the DPP government’s pursuit of transitional justice and its approach to cross-strait ties in an interview with ‘Taipei Times’ reporter Sean Lin in Taipei, arguing for a...

Hong Kong localism and independence

August 2018

*/ Hong Kong’s democrats need to focus on ‘prize’ of universal suffrage rather than independence, leading US academic Larry Diamond says. Read the article here.

Digital Media: Combatting Threats in the Era of Fake News

July 2018

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

Anwar in the wings as Malaysia remakes its democracy

June 2018

"Will the ruse fool the devil? Will renascent Malaysian democracy survive?

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...

Beijing’s Building Boom

May 2018

"Scholars and pundits in the West have become increasingly alarmed that China’s planned Belt and Road Initiative (B&R) could further shift the global strategic landscape in Beijing’s favor,...

Malaysia’s Democratic Breakthrough

May 2018

"Malaysia's recent electoral earthquake has opened the way to a transition to democracy.

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.

Former President of Taiwan Talks Democracy and Politics

April 2018

At an event co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Hoover Institution, "former Taiwanese president Ma...

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.

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...

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...

China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

February 2018

China has been working on refining a "vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control." Regarding this practice and its future implications, "China’s experiments with digital...

Agnes Chow disqualification ‘step towards the evisceration’ of Hong Kong’s autonomy

January 2018

The disqualification of democracy activist Agnes Chow Ting from running in the Hong Kong legislature’s by-election was “outrageous”, says Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli...

Our Year of Living Dangerously

January 2018

"As 2018 unfolds, the domestic and international dimensions of Trump’s crisis-ridden presidency are beginning to intersect in wildly unpredictable and potentially disastrous ways.

FSI congratulates our 2018 Rhodes and Schwarzman Scholars

December 2017

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies is proud to congratulate Stanford’s 2018 Rhodes and Schwarzman Scholars.

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.

Draper Hills Summer Fellowship application is open

October 2017

Video of Draper Hills Summer Fellowship: Democracy Dreamers Draper Hills Summer Fellowship Program at CDDRL is now accepting applications. Deadline is 5:00 pm PST on Wednesday, November 15, 2017...

CDDRL's incoming pre- and postdoctoral fellows

September 2017

Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce our three incoming fellows who will be joining us in the 2017-2018 academic year to develop...

Decline in democracy spreads across the globe as authoritarian leaders rise

August 2017

Across the world, many democracies are sliding further and further toward authoritarianism.

People

Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar Professor of the Practice, Law
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Olivier Roy ARD Affiliated Scholar
Ma Ngok Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019
Lauren Weitzman Program Manager, CDDRL