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Competing Narratives on Syria amid International Escalation

October 4, 2016

ABSTRACTBy now, those following the news on Syria have been saturated with analysis, data, information, and misinformation on developments there since 2011.

The Russian Intervention in Syria and its Implication on the Syrian Crisis

April 27, 2016

AbstractAfter five years of political support for the regime of Bashar Al-Asad in its war against the opposition, Russia intervened militarily on his behalf in September 2015 and suddenly later...

Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising: From Civil Protests to the Implications of the Russian Intervention

January 22, 2016

AbstractAfter nearly five years since the start of the uprising, Syria finds itself divided and embattled, with no end in sight.

Democracy and Discontent in Sri Lanka

March 7, 2013

Abstract: The sanguinary Sri Lankan civil war was brought to a close in May 2009.

Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

January 24, 2013

Abstract: Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this seminar focuses on the evolution of political...

ICC Speaker Series- Jim Fearon

January 23, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

November 29, 2012

Abstract: Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this seminar focuses on the evolution of political...

How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy: Aid Dependence in Cambodia

November 26, 2012

The more a country depends on aid, the more distorted are its incentives to manage its own development in sustainably beneficial ways.

Aiding Conflict: The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War

March 2, 2012

Abstract: Nunn's paper examines the effect of U.S. food aid on conflict in recipient countries.

Making the Resource Curse Disappear: A re-examination of Haber and Menaldo’s “Do Natural Resources Fuel Authoritarianism"

January 26, 2012

Abstract:   Haber and Menaldo (2011) claim there is little evidence that oil is harmful to democracy, and that previous studies to the contrary were corrupted by omitted variable bias.

Policy perspectives from the Obama Administration

November 3, 2011

Jeremy M. Weinstein is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Colonialism, Collaboration, and Criminality: How Europe and East Asia Confront the Memory and Legacy of World War II

June 16, 2011

Even though the last of the remaining aged survivors of the Second World War who fought and suffered through its horrors are now dying out, interpretations of what happened remain politically and...

The Role of Political Strategy in Lebanon's Political Crisis

April 28, 2011

Lina Khatib is the manager and co-founder of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

A Research Agenda for the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security

April 21, 2011

Stephen Stedman joined CISAC in 1997 as a senior research scholar, and was named a senior fellow at FSI and CISAC and professor of political science (by courtesy) in 2002.

The Crisis in Cote d'Ivoire

February 8, 2011

The catastrophe unfolding in the Ivory Coast is due to the fact that the committed backers of both candidates are unwilling to accept anything other than complete vindication and victory by their...

From Beirut to Baghdad to Kabul: Civil War, Sectarianism, Occupation, Resistance and Counterinsurgency

December 2, 2010

Born in New York in 1977, Nir Rosen has been reporting from Iraq since April of 2003 and has spent most of the last seven and a half years in Iraq.

The Question of Ethnic & Mass Violence

February 28, 2010

President Barack Obama is reading What Is the What and has recommended that all his staff read it as well.

Language Violence and State Reorganization in India

January 28, 2010

Bethany Lacina is a Hewlett Pre-Doctoral Fellow at CDDRL and a PhD candidate in the Stanford Department of Political Science.  She is also affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Civil War at...

Learning to Share: Under What Conditions Do States Delegate Governance?

April 21, 2009

A potential solution for weak or failing states is to enact a delegation agreement whereby a host relinquishes authority over some governance function to an external actor.

Expert Information, Public Deliberation and Electoral Support for Good Governance; Experimental Evidence from Benin

December 2, 2008

Leonard Wantchekon, PhD is a Professor of Politics and Economics at the New York University.

Ethnofederalism and the Mismanagement of Nationalism

May 27, 2008

Philip G. Roeder (Ph. D. Harvard University, 1978) is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego.

Insurgency and Credible Commitment in Autocracies and Democracies

May 2, 2007

This talk will discuss the study of a new factor that makes civil war more likely: the inability of political actors to make credible promises to broad segments of society.

The Natural State and the Political-Economy of Non-Development.

January 12, 2005

Barry Weingast is the Ward C. Krebs Family Professor and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.

Which Path to Peace? Autonomous Recovery and International Intervention in Comparative Perspective

November 17, 2004

Assistant Professor of Political Science and CDDRL Faculty Associate, Jeremy Weinstein, will present a paper on whether or not states embroiled in violent conflict are better able to emerge with a...


sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School