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Scholarly Publications

Assessing Ballistic Missile Proliferation and Its Control

November 1991

In recent years, world attention has been drawn to the acquisition by developing countries of delivery systems for nuclear weapons as distinct from the nuclear warheads themselves.

Democracy, Foreign Forces, and War: The United States and the Cold War in the Third World

November 1996

During the Cold War, the United States carried out a number of covert actions against elected governments in the Third World.

Rivalries Between Nuclear Power Projectors: Why the Lines Will Be Drawn Again

May 1996

Nuclear war is generally believed to bring risks of destruction out of proportion to any gain that may be secured by the war, or to any loss that may be averted, except perhaps for the loss of...

Other Publications

Negotiation and Strategy: Understanding Sanctions Effectiveness

January 2010

Despite extensive and ongoing debate about economic sanctions, policy makers disagree about their effectiveness.

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.

How to Look Credible in Promoting Liberty

June 2003

George W. Bush wants Americans and the world to believe that the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime two months ago represented a defeat for tyranny and a victory for liberty.

News

David Victor quoted in "Forging Links to Natural Gas From Abroad" in New York Times

September 2003

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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.

Iraq's Democratic Revolution

February 2004

Larry Diamond: Iraq is one of the world's least likely sites for a transition to democracy. Virtually all of the classic preconditions for liberal government are lacking.

Events

CTBT Ratification and the Future of Nuclear Non-Proliferation: The 2007 Entry-Into-Force Conference

December 12, 2007

The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is a pivotal litmus test to determine a nation's "walking-the-walk dedication" on nonproliferation matters.

Persian Mirrors: The Illusive Face of Iran

October 19, 2000

Elaine Sciolino, Senior Writer, Washington Bureau, New York Times, will speak on her new book Persian Mirrors: The Illusive Face of Iran.

The Evolution of Pakistani and Indian Nuclear Doctrine

October 11, 2007

Scott Sagan (speaker) is a professor of political science and co-director of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation.

Projects

Iron Fists in Silk Gloves: Building Political Regimes in the Middle East - Project completed 2010

This book manuscript explores the historical development of authoritarian regimes in the Middle East over the past century, arguing that we cannot understand the varying durability of these...
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Preventing Nuclear Proliferation and Terrorism

Finding the means to reduce the threat represented by weapons of mass destruction was the original organizing principle of CISAC, and it remains a primary objective of its research and track-two...
English

Multimedia

The Iranian Revolution

April 2020

In this video, Professor Abbas Milani discusses Iran and the Iranian Revolution, noting the influence of Iran regionally and in the United States, the significance and impact of the Iranian Revolution, and the Iranian Revolution’s causes and...

People

Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Abbas Milani photo by Babak Payami Abbas Milani Affiliate, CDDRL Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
2018 02 12 miis day1 high res 112 Melissa Hanham Affiliate