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ARD Conference Examines Authoritarian Upgrading, Popular Uprisings and Foreign Interventions in the Middle East

October 2019

CDDRL’s Program on Arab Reform and Democracy held its annual conference at Stanford University on October 11 and 12, titled “The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World.” The conference is...

Failed Dream of Political Islam

November 2018

Islamism has imitated, or colluded with, the state autocracies it claims to oppose.

Georgetown scholar analyzes the internal workings of authoritarianism in the Arab world [VIDEO]

May 2016

As part of the Program on Arab and Reform and Democracy speaker series, Georgetown Scholar Joseph Sassoon discussed his recently released book in a talk on April 13, 2016.

Stanford Scholar Examines Sectarianism and Urban Segregation in Baghdad [VIDEO]

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy speaker series, Director of The Markaz: Resource Center Mona Damluji examined the impact of the US-led occupation of Iraq on sectarian-based...

Diamond comments on US response to terrorist threats

December 2015

A day after President Obama's address on the San Bernardino shootings, FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond speaks with Michael Krasny of NPR News on the U.S. response to global terrorist threats.

Eikenberry on civil-military relations at Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

July 2015

On Tuesday, June 30, CDDRL Affiliated Scholar and former U.S.

New Stanford summer course to bring leading human rights actors inside the classroom

February 2012

The Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, together with Stanford Summer Session are proud to offer a special session on human rights June 25 - July...

An interview with Prince Moulay Hicham

October 2011

Prince Moulay Hicham ben Abdallah was interviewed in the September/October issue of the French journal Le Débat, providing his unique insight on the Arab Spring events as a member of the Moroccan...

Syrian doctors who torture must be banned

July 2011

In an opinion piece for Al Jazeera, Rajaie Batniji uncovers the role of medical professionals involved in acts of torture.

Introducing the 2011 Draper Hills Summer Fellows

June 2011

Twenty-seven rising leaders from emerging democracies around the world have been named to the 2011 class of Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development at CDDRL.

Egypt experts convene at Stanford

May 2011

On April 29, the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law hosted a conference to discuss post-revolutionary Egypt.

2011 Draper Hills Summer Fellows Selected

April 2011

Twenty-eight rising leaders from emerging democracies around the world have been named to the 2011 class of Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development at CDDRL.

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...

Larry Diamond: Transition traps

February 2011

After the peaceful mass uprising that toppled one of the world’s oldest autocracies, it is now possible to imagine the emergence of a genuine democracy in Egypt—the most important country in the...

Diamond provides recommendations for a post-Mubarak world

February 2011

Two decades after the fall of Soviet-bloc dictatorships, popular movements for democracy are erupting in the last regional bastion of authoritarianism: the Arab world.

Francis Fukuyama: US democracy has little to teach China

January 2011

The first decade of the 21st century has seen a dramatic reversal of fortune in the relative prestige of different political and economic models.

Bob Rae speaks to CDDRL on Exporting Democracy

January 2011

On January 18, the Honorable Bob Rae, Liberal Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre and the foreign affairs critic for the Liberal Party of Canada was the featured speaker at a special CDDRL...

Francis Fukuyama in Foreign Policy Magazine: Samuel Huntington's Legacy

January 2011

This article is based on a 2008 piece on the website of the American Interest and the preface to the 2006 edition of Political Order in Changing Societies.

CDDRL launches research project on democracy and statebuilding

November 2010

FSI's Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to announce the launch of a new research project entitled, "Promoting Popular Sovereignty in Statebuilding," to be...

Elections and Changing Political Dynamics in the Arab World Seminar Series Launched

September 2010

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is pleased to announce its seminar series for 2010-11, titled "Elections and Changing Political Dynamics in the Arab World".

Rising international stars: 2010 Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development

July 2010

Rising leaders from a diverse group of nations in transition, including China, Russia, Ukraine, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, and Nigeria arrived on July 25 for a three-week seminar with Stanford faculty,...

Larry Diamond: Iraq and the oil curse

March 2010

"Not a single one of the 23 countries that derive most of their export earnings from oil and gas is a democracy today," wrote CDDRL Director Larry Diamond in an an article for the Journal of...