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Scholarly Publications

Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom

May 2017

From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.From the end of...

On Cyber-Enabled Information/Influence Warfare and Manipulation

April 2017

CISAC's Herbet Lin and Jackie Kerr from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory write in this draft working paper that the United States has no peer competitors in conventional military power. ...

The Russian Empire 1450-1801

March 2017

Modern Russian identity and historical experience has been largely shaped by Russia's imperial past: an empire that was founded in the early modern era and endures in large part today.

Other Publications

Nationalism, Populism, Islamism

May 2017

Not that long ago, debates over politics were anchored in a clear opposition between universalism and relativism.

Is Trump learning — or ad-libbing — on foreign policy?

April 2017

In the month of April, I found myself saying “I agree with Trump” more than anytime ever.

The real winner of the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia

March 2017

After the vote results came in last November, many Russians close to the Kremlin celebrated.

News

Hecker: North Korean nuclear program can't be stopped with weapons

May 2017

By Elisabeth EavesSiegfried Hecker has the rare distinction of being an American who has visited both North Korean and Russian nuclear facilities.

How bad Is disclosing 'code word' information?

May 2017

Today The Washington Post dropped the bombshell that President Trump had revealed classified information about the Islamic State to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian ambassador...

Japan's shift in the nuclear debate explained

May 2017

Japan is an increasingly divided country between elites and the public as it grapples with whether it should acquire nuclear weapons itself and not rely on America’s protection, a Stanford scholar...

Events

Mark Leonard: "The connectivity wars: European security and the weaponization of the internet, trade, migration and international institutions"

April 3, 2017

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED FULL CAPACITY. PLEASE CONTACT MAGDALENA magdafb@stanford.edu TO GET ON THE WAITLIST Our world is built on links and connections.

The Kremlin's Trojan Horses?: Russia and the European Far Right

March 30, 2017

A wave of far-right populism is sweeping across Europe. Euroskeptic, nationalist, populist parties, once on the fringes of European politics, are poised to enter the mainstream.

The Evolution of Autocracy

February 16, 2017

Abstract:Globalization, shifting great power dynamics, and the growing accessibility of Internet and communication technology has changed the environment within which autocrats operate.

Projects

Program on Human Rights

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be phasing out its program in 2015 with the retirement of PHR’s Director Helen...
English

Leadership Academy for Development Workshops

The Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) trains government officials and business leaders from developing countries to help the private sector be a constructive force for economic growth and...
English

European Security Initiative

Stanford Initiative on European SecurityWith Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine in 2014, Europe is facing the greatest challenge to its stability and security since...
English

Multimedia

Doomed to Cooperate: Averting Post-Cold War Nuclear Dangers

October 2016

At the end of the Cold War, American and Russian scientists came together—overcoming political, cultural, and geographic divides—to work toward a common goal of reducing nuclear threat. In this video, Siegfried S.

Why do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and its Historical Origin

August 2016

Audio and transcript from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Why do Parents Abort Girls? Patrilocality and its Historical Origin" on Jan.

What the Litvinenko Assassination Accusation Means for the Kremlin

January 2016

On January 21, 2016, an inquiry report ordered by the British government was released detailing the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

People

Coit D. Blacker Senior Fellow Professor, Humanities and Sciences
David Lobell Senior Fellow Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences
Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Alla Kassianova Alla Kassianova Senior Research Associate
Joseph Torigian Joseph Torigian Postdoctoral Fellow
Anne Clunan Anne Clunan Affiliate
Katarzyna Zysk Katarzyna Zysk Visiting Scholar