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Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa

March 9, 2018

Please note: Registration for the conference is open only to Stanford University affiliates. A valid SUNet ID is required to register. Click here to register.

Oil and Urban Life in Kuwait

April 20, 2016

AbstractIn this talk Farah Al-Nakib will discuss her recently released book Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life (Stanford University Press, 2016), in which she traces the...

From Political Activism to Democratic Change in the Arab World

May 12, 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is pleased to announce its second annual conference on May 12-13, 2011.

Understanding Stability and Dissent in the Kingdom: The Double-edged Role of Islamic Networks in Saudi Politics

March 10, 2009

Stephane Lacroix is a postdoctoral scholar in the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, and a lecturer in the department of political science at Stanford University.

Russia's Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed

February 13, 2008

Anders Åslund is specializing on postcommunist economic transformation, especially the Russian and Ukrainian economies.

What Arabs Think and Does It Matter?

March 20, 2007

Shibley Telhami holds the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, and is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Why did Russia Succeed in Building a Market Economy But Not a Democracy?

January 31, 2007

Anders Åslund joined the Institute for International Economics in 2006.

Governance in the Middle East: Iraq and Beyond

February 10, 2006

A former career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Barbara Bodine served as US Ambassador to Yemen from 1997-2001.

Islam Is not the Solution (Or the Problem): A Rationalist Approach to Islamists and Democracy

February 15, 2005

Dr. Brumberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He received his BA in French and Political Science from Indiana University, and his Ph.D.