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Scholarly Publications

Remembering the Cuban missile crisis, with humility

November 2014

The so-called “Cuban missile crisis” is turning 52, but it is certainly not forgotten; on the contrary, almost everyone seems to have an opinion on it.

U.S. Nuclear and Extended Deterrance: Considerations and Challenges

June 2010

Nuclear deterrence has been a central element of American security policy since the Cold War began.

Essence of Victory: Winning and Losing International Crises

December 2004

This article uses the case of the Cuban Missile Crisis to illustrate the criteria by which victory and defeat are assessed in international crises.

Other Publications

Failing History

October 2012

CISAC Faculty Member Amy Zegart outlines how the CIA's mindset has not changed since the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962.

When will European groups send flotillas to help people of North Korea and Syria?

July 2011

Freedom House’s Freedom in the World survey showcases an alarming decline in freedom, democracy and respect for human rights around the world for a fifth consecutive year.

News

Welcoming the class of 2015 undergraduate honors students

July 2014

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2015 class of undergraduate senior honors students.

Rosenkranz Prize winner aims to understand a population’s health, one genetic ancestry line at a time

March 2014

Andres Moreno is piecing together the genetic medical history of understudied populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. His work is also leading to a deeper understanding of migratory patterns.

Security class gets extra help from technology created by Stanford grads

February 2014

When some 140 Stanford students and faculty recently gathered to simulate an emergency session of the UN Security Council, they had some real-world data that had never been used before: satellite...

Events

Burma's Democracy: How Real?

March 6, 2014

The opening up of Myanmar (Burma) and the steps undertaken taken toward political reform in that formerly isolated dictatorship have been among Asia's most dramatic and least expected events.  But...

Doing History for IR -- Interpreting the A-Bomb Decision: Using Documents to Construct and Understand History

January 23, 2014

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Barton J. Bernstein is Professor Emeritus of History at Stanford University. He was Professor of History at Stanford from 1965-2012.

Reporting from Cuba: How Pixels are Bringing Down the Wall of Censorship

October 28, 2013

*****LIBERATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL EVENT****Change of location- now in Bechtel Conference CenterEncina Hall A livestream will be available for this event.