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August 1st, 2011

Political order in Egypt

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Governance Project Op-ed: The American Interest on July 29, 2011

In the May-June edition of The American Interest, Francis Fukuyama traces the contemporary history of U.S. development policy and its failure to incorporate Huntingtonian-style theory, which emphasizes the interconnectedness of economy, politics, and society. Using Egypt as an example, Fukuyama calls for policymakers to break down their silos to more holistically examine and support democratic transitions. Read more »



February 7th, 2011

Diamond provides recommendations for a post-Mubarak world

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, ARD Op-ed: The Washington Post on February 4, 2011

Two decades after the fall of Soviet-bloc dictatorships, popular movements for democracy are erupting in the last regional bastion of authoritarianism: the Arab world. So far, only Tunisia's dictator, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, has been toppled, while Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak-who has ruled that ancient land longer than many pharaohs-announced Tuesday that he will step down in September. But other Arab autocrats are bound to go. From Algeria to Syria to Jordan, people are fed up with stagnation and injustice, and are mobilizing for democratic change. Read more »



June 18th, 2010

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

CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology News

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. Read more »



June 14th, 2010

Tenth class of honors students exhorted to be doers as well as scholars

CISAC in the news

Thirteen members of the 2010 CISAC Honors Class in International Security Studies graduated on a balmy summer day June 11, joining 101 alumni of the popular program that marks its 10th anniversary this year. Read more »



May 21st, 2010

The wise men and the bomb

CISAC in the news: Foreign Policy on May 20, 2010

David Hoffman, author of "The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy, reviews the film "Nuclear Tipping Point" for Foreign Policy. Read more »



January 28th, 2010

'Nuclear Tipping Point' documentary premieres in Hollywood, comes to San Francisco

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news: National Public Radio on January 27, 2010

The documentary features interviews with four former prominent Cold War warriors who now advocate the elimination of nuclear weapons. CISAC's William Perry, George Shultz, Henry Kissinger, and Sam Nunn discuss how the world has reached a "nuclear tipping point." The film will be shown by the Commonwealth Club and the Ploughshares Fund at the Fort Mason Cowell Theater in San Francisco on March 1. Read more »



January 14th, 2010

Elizabeth Eagen on human rights, evidence-based policymaking, and donor support for technology innovation

CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology News

Elizabeth Eagen introduced the Human Rights Data Initiative at the Open Society Institute - a project to support human rights organizations in using technology to further their goals. Read more »




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