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Stanford Draper Hills’ fellow arrested and beaten in Belarus

March 2017

The alumni community of the Stanford Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program condemns the arrest of our 2015 fellow from Belarus, Aleś Łahviniec, who suffered a head injury and broken nose after two...

Russian human rights leader comments on the government's attempt to silence democracy advocates

August 2013

As the political climate becomes increasingly more repressive in Russia, civil society organizations have come under threat by the government.

Let's hear from the democracies on Iran, Larry Diamond and Abbas Milani argue in the <i>New York Times</i>

July 2009

As the presidential electoral turmoil in Iran continues, pitting supporters of challenger Mir Hussein Moussavi against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President Obama has gotten it right, Diamond...

CDDRL Visiting Scholar Olena Nikolayenko Analyzes Post-Soviet Youth Movements

June 2009

Thousands of youths in the post-communist region applied nonviolent resistance methods to protest large-scale electoral fraud.

Stemming the democratic recession

September 2008

If the big global story of the 1980s and 1990s was the remarkable expansion of democracy, the bad news of this decade is that democracy is slipping into recession.

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.

CDDRL Fellow Vitali Silitski on Belarus presidential elections

March 2006

There was no Orange-style revolution in Belarus following the 19 March presidential elections.

A New Wave of Democratic Revolutions

May 2005

On May 18, a roundtable organized jointly by CDDRL and CREEES and chaired by SIIS Senior Fellow Gail Lapidus brought together visiting scholars Temuri Yakobashvili from Georgia, Volodymyr Kulyk...

Unfinished Business in Europe

September 2002

Michael A. McFaul - To make his case, [Bush] has a powerful historical experience to draw upon: the end of the Cold War.