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Stanford conference explores new development approaches post Arab Spring

April 2012

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy hosted its third annual conference on April 26-27 at Stanford University to present an integrated approach to development in the Arab world.

Stanford scholars reflect on Arab Spring

January 2012

A year after the Egyptian uprising, five scholars talk about democracy in the Middle East, how lives have changed in the Arab world, and what the U.S. has learned from the Arab Spring.

An interview with Prince Moulay Hicham

October 2011

Prince Moulay Hicham ben Abdallah was interviewed in the September/October issue of the French journal Le Débat, providing his unique insight on the Arab Spring events as a member of the Moroccan...

The solution for Morocco: the reformed monarchy

May 2011

In an interview with the French magazine l’Express, Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah, a consulting professor at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, analyzes the revolutions in...

Announcing the 2012 CDDRL senior honors students

April 2011

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2012 class of Senior Honors Students.

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...

Larry Diamond: Iraq and the oil curse

March 2010

"Not a single one of the 23 countries that derive most of their export earnings from oil and gas is a democracy today," wrote CDDRL Director Larry Diamond in an an article for the Journal of...

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.

The myth of the authoritarian model: How Putin's crackdown holds Russia back

September 2008

The conventional explanation for Vladimir Putin's popularity is straightforward.

Stemming the democratic recession

September 2008

If the big global story of the 1980s and 1990s was the remarkable expansion of democracy, the bad news of this decade is that democracy is slipping into recession.

Jojarth proposes conditional distribution of oil revenues scheme for petrostates like Kazakhstan

July 2008

In Caspian oil giant Kazakhstan there are two types of cranes--the idle ones and the busy ones, writes Christine Jojarth in FSI In The World, a new faculty blog for the Freeman Spogli Institute....

In London, Toledo leads geopolitical debate on future of Latin America

May 2008

Latin America today is split between those who share former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo's positive outlook and those who think that the '21st century socialism' of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez...

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...

International grants totaling $1 million awarded to interdisciplinary Stanford research teams

March 2008

FSI scholars Josh Cohen, Thomas Heller, Erik Jensen, Terry Karl, and Helen Stacy are part of research teams that received funding from Stanford's Presidential Fund for Innovation in International...

Summer Fellows Program brings civic activists, policymakers to Stanford

December 2007

Larry Diamond---Hoover Institution senior fellow, CDDRL democracy program coordinator, and former senior advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq---has just discussed causes and...

Twenty-seven Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development announced for 2007

May 2007

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its new class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development.

A crude awakening: Five FSI scholars talk to Stanford magazine about energy security

December 2006

Michael May, Michael McFaul, Scott Sagan, David Victor, and John Weyant talk to Stanford magazine for the November/December cover story on energy security.

Troubled Transformations: Fostering Democracy and Development in a Quickly Changing World

April 2006

Wow are democracy, development, and the rule of law in transitioning societies related? How can they be promoted in the world's most troubled regions?

Gas Wars

March 2006

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, the year 2006 was to mark Russia's return as a major power in international politics.

Vladimir Putin's Grand Strategy

November 2003

%people1%'s op-ed featured in The Weekly Standard, November 17, 2003

A Blurred Vision

July 2003

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