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Preventing ISIS 3.0: Winning the Peace in Iraq

March 20, 2017

ABSTRACTThe Iraqi government, the Peshmerga, the international coalition and a consortium of militia have been winning the war against ISIS in Iraq.  The concern moving forward is whether Iraq’s...

The Politics of Emotions: France’s Responses to the 2015 Terrorist Attacks

March 18, 2016

How do democratic societies respond to acts of terror?

Countering Violent Extremism

February 26, 2016

AbstractUnder Secretary Sewall will deliver remarks on Countering Violent Extremism, the U.S.

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Health and Human Rights

March 6, 2014

Abstract:Armed conflict causes profound and widespread adverse consequences for health and human rights.

The Contested Corners of Asia: Subnational Conflict and International Development Assistance: A Report of The Asia Foundation

February 27, 2014

  Abstract: Subnational conflict is the most widespread, enduring, and deadly form of conflict in Asia.

Redistributive Colonialism: Caste, Conflict and Development in India

December 5, 2013

Abstract: Prior work on colonialism has shown that colonial institutions can influence modern developments outcomes, but has not examined the distributional effect of colonialism within societies....

Deepening Democracy: A Strategy for Improving Integrity of Elections Worldwide - The Report of the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy, and Security

October 4, 2012

Stephen Stedman is Freeman Spogli senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and FSI, an affiliated faculty member at CISAC, and professor of political science (by...

Anti-trafficking Approaches: A Description of What Works and What Doesn’t

February 22, 2012

Jean Enriquez is the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking Women-Asia-Pacific. Ms.

How is Obama doing on Human Rights?

April 13, 2011

How is Obama doing on Human Rights?

And the Beat Goes On: The Jordanian State after the November Elections

November 18, 2010

Did Jordan's general elections, called forth after parliament's dissolution a year earlier, introduce new hope for democratic reform in an increasingly autocratic kingdom?

How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle

October 28, 2010

Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose will describe how the United States has failed in the aftermaths of every major 20th-century war-from WWI to Afghanistan-routinely ignoring the need to create a...

Thailand's Lost Consolidation: Democracy and Monarchy in Transition

April 22, 2010

Despite its frequent military coups, Thai democracy was practically a textbook case of successful transition during the 1980s and 1990s.

Holding War Criminals Accountable: Stanford Student Participation in Human Rights Trials

January 13, 2010

Over the past eight years, Stanford students have contributed to holding war criminals accountable in trials held both inside the United States and abroad.

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.

Terrorism Law: Between the Executive and Legislative Models

April 1, 2008

Daphne Barak-Erez LL.B. (Tel-Aviv) (summa cum laude) 1988, LL. M. (Tel-Aviv) (summa cum laude) 1991, and J. S.

Integrating 21st Century Development and Security Assistance

February 13, 2008

In early 2007, CSIS launched an expert task force to examine the growing involvement of the Department of Defense as a direct provider of “non-traditional” security assistance, concentrated in...

The Future of International Law in an Age of Genocide and Terrorism

January 30, 2007

Luis Moreno-Ocampo was unanimously elected by the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on April 21, 2003.

Motivations of Terrorism

October 20, 2006

This event will be opened first by a talk on Terrorism and Motivation by Arie Kruglanski and then followed by a Roundtable conversation on Terrorism, Leadership and Motivation with Eva Meyersson...

Too Little, Too Late: The U.S. Role in Establishing the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

May 24, 2006

Zachary D. Kaufman is a CDDRL pre-doctoral fellow in the academic year 2005-2006. Mr.

Democracy Promotion and US Foreign Policy Since 9/11

March 15, 2006

Gideon Rose has been Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs since December 2000.

More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa

February 15, 2006

Lyman and Morrison will discuss the Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored Independent Task Force Report on the US and Africa.

Governance in the Middle East: Iraq and Beyond

February 10, 2006

A former career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Barbara Bodine served as US Ambassador to Yemen from 1997-2001.

Workshop: The movement of suicide bombing and how it is reflected in our thinking about social behavior in the social sciences

November 22, 2002

The act of suicide can take many forms and is an old "way out". However, the act always engenders some sort of statement in the community left behind.


Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science