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FSI scholars offer insight on historic China-Taiwan talks

December 2015

In the wake of the recent historic meeting of the leaders of China and Taiwan, the Stanford News Service asked two of the university's Asia experts about the aftermath of that meeting and its...

Where's Taiwan on the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

October 2015

With the announcement on Monday that an agreement has been reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the controversial trade accord is in the news all across Asia this week.

Eikenberry on civil-military relations at Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

July 2015

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

Noura Erakat analyzes the political and legal contexts of the 2014 Gaza war [VIDEO]

May 2015

As part of the Arab Reform and Democracy Program's speaker series, George Mason University scholar Noura Erakat examined the political and legal contexts for the 2014 Gaza war. In July and August...

Negotiating Assad's final exit

February 2012

In an article for The New Republic's online symposium 'What Should the United States Do About Syria,' Larry Diamond argues that multilateral engagement is the best approach to depose Syrian...

An opportunity to engage: US public diplomacy and the rise of Islamist parties

January 2012

One year after the Arab Spring, American public diplomacy is still facing the now-established conundrum of linking words and actions.

Karl Eikenberry joins Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

September 2011

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University is pleased to welcome Karl Eikenberry as the 2011 Payne Distinguished Lecturer.

Shaping public diplomacy in the Arab world

August 2011

Lina Khatib head of the Program on Arab Reform at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, examines the role of public diplomacy in the Arab world in two new pieces.

Morocco's monarchy: Destroying hope for democracy?

June 2011

In anticipation of Morocco's constitutional referendum on July 1, Ahmed Benchemsi argues in a piece for the Guardian that the monarchy's overtures of reform are just a mask for retaining absolute...

Roth on Obama's human rights record

April 2011

On April 13, Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch discussed Obama's human rights record to an audience of over 125 students and faculty, marking Roth's first speaking engagement...

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...

How Web 2.0 drives political change in the Arab world and beyond

March 2011

On February 24, the Program on Liberation Technology at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) hosted a conference entitled Blogs and Bullets: Social Media and the...

Larry Diamond: Toppling of Egypt's regime will serve US., Israel

February 2011

The toppling of Egypt's modern-day pharaoh though peaceful mass protests, aided by Facebook and Twitter, marks a watershed for Egypt and the entire Arab world, writes Larry Diamond, the director of...

Honors students explore challenges of policy implementation, assessment in Washington, D.C.

September 2010

In September, honors students from FSI's two undergraduate honors programs - the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Center for International Security and...

Patrick Meier and Evgeny Morozov to join the Program as Visiting Scholars

June 2010

We are pleased to be able to announce that the Program on Liberation Technology will have two new visiting scholars from September 2010 - Patrick Meier and Evgeny Morozov.

Jenny Aker on mobile phones and economic development in Africa

November 2009

Jenny Aker an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, provided an overview of the welfare impacts of mobile technologies and how...

Larry Diamond: How to save democracy

January 2009

Bush gave democracy promotion a bad name, Larry Diamond writes in Newsweek. The new administration needs to get it right.

CDDRL's McFaul and Diamond in open letter to President-elect Obama, with recommendations to modernize foreign assistance

November 2008

Michael McFaul, Director of CDDRL, and Larry Diamond, Coordinator for the Democracy Program at CDDRL, as part of a bipartisan coalition of foreign policy and development leaders, writes to...

Book Review: The Gunslinger

July 2008

FSI senior fellow Stephen Stedman reviews John Bolton's book, Surrender Is not an Option, in the July/August issue of the Boston Review.

Op-ed: Shultz's engagement with Soviets offers lessons today for Iran, says McFaul

July 2008

When George Shultz became Secretary of State in 1982, writes Michael McFaul in DemocracyArsenal.org, he began to challenge the Reagan administration's policy of disengagement, arguing that the...

McFaul, Diamond call for 'New Way' in foreign assistance, to include development

July 2008

In a report released on June 10, a high-impact group of development experts including CDDRL Director Michael McFaul and FSI senior fellow Larry Diamond call on Congress and the president to...

Diamond sketches way out of Iraq

April 2008

The truth is, we remain trapped in an awful quagmire, writes Larry Diamond in the Huffington Post and FSI In The World, a new faculty blog for the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies...

Blix talks to Boston Review, will hold Global Justice workshop

April 2008

Hans Blix, the U.N.'s chief weapons inspector from 2000-03, led the inspections in Iraq prior to the U.S. invasion. On the five-year anniversary of the invasion, Dr.

McFaul urges new engagement with Iran in Wash Post Op-Ed

January 2008

As the year draws to a close, write Michael McFaul and Abbas Milani in the Washington Post, it's important to note that the U.S. debate on Iran is stalled, trapped between "regime changers" vs.

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Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Ertharin Cousin Payne Distinguished Lecturer, FSI Distinguished Fellow, FSE, Distinguished Fellow, CDDRL
Maiko Ichihara Visiting Scholar, CDDRL