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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.

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. 

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 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. */

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...

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.

Poli-Sci for the Trump Era

October 2017

“All of us involved with the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective think the demarcation between American and comparative politics is fuzzy,” Kuo said -- hence the program's name...

Is There a Crisis of Liberal Democracy?

October 2017

"We have entered a new era in which two great-power adversaries are threatening our democratic way of life with great subtlety and sophistication,"  writes Larry Diamond for The American Interest....

Protecting democracy from online disinformation requires better algorithms, not censorship

August 2017

*/ "New laws in democratic countries that force social media platforms to remove disinformation will encourage autocratic countries to do the same, with devastating effects on human rights," writes...

Inaugural cohort of Ukrainian Emerging Leaders selected

July 2017

   */ OLEKSANDRA MATVIICHUKCenter for Civil LibertiesOleksandra Matviichuk is a human rights defender who works on issues in Ukraine and the OSCE region.

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James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Didi Kuo Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL, Associate Director for Research, CDDRL Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective