Failed Dream of Political Islam

November 2018

Islamism has imitated, or colluded with, the state autocracies it claims to oppose.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate Your People

March 2011

In a piece for the blog Jadaliyya, Arab Reform and Democracy Program Manager Lina Khatib at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, makes the argument that Arab leaders have...

Joseph S. Nye delivers second annual S.T. Lee Lecture

February 2006

Joseph S. Nye, Dean Emeritus, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, delivered the second annual S.T.


The United States: From Reluctant Democracy Support in the Middle East to Authoritarian Enabler

April 13, 2020

ABSTRACTDemocracy promotion has been a longstanding goal of US foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. President George W.

Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa

March 9, 2018

Please note: Registration for the conference is open only to Stanford University affiliates. A valid SUNet ID is required to register. Click here to register.

The Middle East After the Arab Spring: Economics, Identity, Strategy

October 18, 2011

BIOGRAPHY OF VALI NASR Vali Nasr is Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University, Senior Advisor at Kissinger Associates, Senior Fellow at...