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Scholars and Human Rights Advocates Speak out in Support of Egyptian Civil Society

November 2020

Statement in Support of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) [The following statement was issued by a group of scholars and human rights advocates in support of the Egyptian...

Ziad Abu-Rish Analyzes the Trajectory of Lebanon's Uprising [VIDEO]

May 2020

In a webinar dated, May 27, 2020, Ohio University Historian Ziad Abu-Rish analyzed the trajectory of Lebanon's Uprising and the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the contemporary political scene....

Samer Abboud Examines the Politics of Exclusion in Syria [VIDEO]

May 2020

In a webinar dated May 12, 2020, Villanova University Scholar Samer Abboud examined the emergent "illiberal peace" in Syria.

Covid-19 Crisis: Is a Showdown Between Public Health Imperatives and Civil Liberties Inevitable?

April 2020

David Studdert addresses the tradeoff between basic liberties and societal health in the current coronavirus pandemic in a New England Journal of Medicine perspective.

China and the global challenge to democracy

January 2020

In the inaugural episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Larry Diamond discusses the Chinese Communist Party’s range of influence and interference activities that target the public, civic,...

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...

Georgetown Scholar Analyzes Tunisia's "Vital Election" [VIDEO]

October 2019

In a talk dated October 7, 2019, Georgetown University Associate Professor of Government Daniel Brumberg analyzed the outcome of Tunisia’s legislative election and its implications for democratic...

What Does Dignity Have to Do with Liberal Democracy? Listen Now

September 2019

Liberal democracy is being challenged by populist nationalist leaders and they’re fanning the flames of identity politics.

Are Strong Parties the Answer?

August 2019

"Responsible Parties convincingly shows that across many countries narrow interests can subvert or coopt the policy-making process.

The wrong US response to Russia and China may trigger a “new Cold War.”

August 2019

If America frames its response to Russia and China as one of “civilizational struggle,” Diamond says, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping will only get stronger. Listen and read here. 

Cina and the Global Challenge to Democracy

June 2019

 Larry Diamond discusses the Chinese Communist Party’s range of influence and interference activities that target the public, civic, and social institutions of democracies, including subnational...

The Global Crisis of Liberal Democracy with Larry Diamond

June 2019

Larry Diamond looks at the global and domestic threats to the principles of liberal democracy for The Brian Lehrer Show. Listen here. */

Democracy Demotion: How the Freedom Agenda Fell Apart

June 2019

In the honor of publication of Larry Diamond's "Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency" Foreign Affairs are providing past the paywall article ...

UC Santa Cruz Scholars Discuss the Origins and Implications of Algeria’s Uprising [VIDEO]

June 2019

In a talk dated May 31, 2019, UC Santa Cruz scholars Muriam Haleh Davis and Thomas Serres examined Algeria’s recent uprising, which led to the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Sudan on the Cusp of Democratic Change

May 2019

The West has to remember that what happens in the coming days and weeks could shape the political future of its 40 million people for years to come, writes Larry Diamond in his latest article on...

Democratic Capitalism’s Future

December 2018

"Are democracy and capitalism compatible? Or, to put it differently: What made democracy and capitalism compatible for decades, even centuries, and what strains this relationship today?

American Institutions Are Holding Up—But Are Americans?

September 2018

"The midterm elections in November will be some of the most important in American history.

Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program Launches Application for 2018-19

December 2017

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is proud to announce the beginning of the second application season for the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program.The...

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.

How to Reverse the Degradation of Our Politics

November 2017

"The United States and its liberal democratic allies must develop a new global strategy to counter the power projection of expansive autocracies and to reboot an international campaign to promote...

Taiwan democracy project returns to APARC this fall

November 2017

After twelve years at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, the Taiwan Democracy Project will be returning to its original home at the Walter H.

Looming Threats to Liberal Democracy

November 2017

In The American Interest podcast host Richard Aldous speaks with Larry Diamond about a potential crisis brewing for liberal democracy. Listen here.

Checks and Balances

October 2017

"The normal functioning of our check-and-balance system has been dependent on some degree of cooperation between the parties.

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