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How is Obama doing on Human Rights?

April 13, 2011

How is Obama doing on Human Rights?

Blogs and Bullets: Social Media and the Struggle for Political Change

February 25, 2011

Moderator: Sheldon Himefarb, United States Institute of Peace From WikFileaks revelations to claims of "Twitter revolutions," the role of new media in shaping global political action is one of the...

How Good is the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement -- and Good for Whom?: A Philippine View

February 24, 2011

On January 1, 2010, China and the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) finally, formally launched a China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) that encompasses nearly two billion...

The Role of Ushahidi as a Liberation Technology

February 3, 2011

Abstract: Ushahidi is a free and open source platform used for real-time collaborative mapping.

Lessons from the Haystack Affair

October 7, 2010

Haystack, a circumvention tool, emerged in the wake of the repression after the Iranian election of June 2009.

Political Reform in the Arab World: Problems and Prospects

May 10, 2010

On May 10-11, 2010 the Program on Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World at CDDRL held its international inaugural conference.

A Panel Discussion: Taiwan's Participation in the International Community under President Ma

March 4, 2010

This is a CDDRL special panel discussion within our Democracy in Taiwan program

Strait Talk: US-Taiwan Relations and the Crisis with China

November 20, 2009

This is a CDDRL special seminar within our Democracy in Taiwan program

Mobile Phones and Economic Development in Africa

November 13, 2009

Mobile phones are transforming lives in low-income countries faster than ever imagined.  The effect is particularly dramatic in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, where mobile phones have often...

Authoritarian Governments in Cyberspace

October 8, 2009

In the context of authoritarian states the internet has always been viewed as an unambiguous force for good, allowing citizens of such states to mobilise around particular political and social...

Energy Developments and Geopolitics in the Caspian Region: Perspectives from Azerbaijan

August 6, 2009

Fariz Ismailzade, Azerbaijan, is director of the Advanced Foreign Service Program at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Tamogami Affair: History and Security in Northeast Asia

March 13, 2009

Reckoning with the Past:  Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Asia Is it possible to come to terms with the violent past and foster reconciliation with former foes, what are the obstacles and how...

Does Inclusion Lead to Moderation? The Dilemma of Islamist Parties in Egypt, Jordan, and Morocco

February 24, 2009

Shadi Hamid is a Hewlett Fellow at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL).

Loan sanctions: a new tool for diplomacy?

February 3, 2009

Seema Jayachandran is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University.

Taiwan and China: Exploring the Limits of Economic Integration

October 29, 2008

This is a CDDRL seminar within our Democracy in Taiwan Program. Cliff Tan is Consulting Professor and formerly Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center for International Development.

America and the World: Presidential Candidate Advisors Speak on International Security

October 15, 2008

Advisors give insight into the candidates' international security plans

Democracy's Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan

April 21, 2008

This is a CDDRL's Special Event within our Democracy in Taiwan Program. It is also co-sponsored by the Center for the Pacific Rim at University of San Francisco. In this seminar, Dr.

Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the New Middle East

April 21, 2008

Robin Wright is an American journalist currently covering U.S. foreign policy for The Washington Post.

U.S. and Bulgaria: New EU Member, New Opportunities

May 4, 2007

Ambassador John Beyrle presented his credentials to President Parvanov as U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria on September 8, 2005.

Treating Tuberculosis in North Korea: NGO Humanitarian Aid and US-DPRK Reconciliation

April 19, 2007

Dr. Linton was born in Philadelphia in 1950 and grew up in Korea, where his father was a third generation Presbyterian missionary.