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CDDRL honors’ student awarded top thesis prize

June 2017

 Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce that undergraduate honors student Whitney McIntosh received the highest distinction for her thesis at...

Republicanism, Liberalism, and Empire in Post-revolutionary France

July 2013

The republican tradition continues to frame French debates on empire, as it has done since the Revolution.

Restoring Democracy and Peace in Mali

April 2012

CDDRL Post-doctoral Scholar Landry Signé comments on the recent military coup in Mali and what it means for the future of one of West Africa's most stable democracies.

The IMF: Violating Women Since 1945

June 2011

In reaction to the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Khan for allegations of rape in May, Kavita Ramdas and Christine Ahn argue in a piece for Foreign Policy in Focus that gender bias is embedded in the...

The solution for Morocco: the reformed monarchy

May 2011

In an interview with the French magazine l’Express, Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah, a consulting professor at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, analyzes the revolutions in...

Announcing the 2012 CDDRL senior honors students

April 2011

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2012 class of Senior Honors Students.

Fukuyama debuts latest book to Stanford community

April 2011

On April 11, the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) hosted an event to celebrate the release of Francis Fukuyama's latest book, The Origins of Political Order: From...

Diamond on Obama's moment of truth

March 2011

In a piece for The New Republic, Larry Diamond, Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, issues President Obama a call to action as the crisis unfolds in Libya, urging...

Advancing a new narrative for statebuilding in Afghanistan

March 2011

On February 25 and 26, the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, in partnership with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade,...

Tunisia: the house of cards

January 2011

It took just 29 days for President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to flee Tunisia after mass protests erupted in the country.

Democracy and development expert Francis Fukuyama joins FSI

July 2010

Francis Fukuyama, one of the world's most prominent experts on democracy, development, and governance has joined FSI as the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, effective July 2010.

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...

Blix talks to Boston Review, will hold Global Justice workshop

April 2008

Hans Blix, the U.N.'s chief weapons inspector from 2000-03, led the inspections in Iraq prior to the U.S. invasion. On the five-year anniversary of the invasion, Dr.

Democracy Assistance: Scholars Look at New Ways to Evaluate Programs on the Ground

August 2007

What are the preconditions for democracy? National identity? Economic wealth? Relative economic equality? How does an unstable, illiberal democracy become a well-functioning, stable one?

How U.S. Should Take on Iran

December 2004

CDDRL Faculty Associate, Michael McFaul and Hoover Institution Fellow, Abbas Milani argue that Iran's nuclear program does not pose a direct threat to the United States.

Persian Dilemmas: The Discouraging Lessons of U.S. Iranian Relations

December 2004

Last month, the foreign ministers of France, Great Britain, and Germany triumphantly announced a new accord with Iran.

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...

Between Restoration and Revolution in Iraq

April 2003

Michael A. McFaul - First, the collapse of the old regime left a vacuum of state power.