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Scholarly Publications

International Gas in Central Asia: Turkmenistan, Iran, Russia and Afghanistan

May 2004

This paper explores the reasons why Turkmenistan has found it so difficult to market its natural gas.

Psychology of Appeasement, The

July 2004

As U.S. foreign policy has grown more assertive in the wake of the September 11 attacks, critics both at home and abroad have become ever more voluble in their objections.

Anti-Americanism in Europe: A Cultural Problem

March 2004

Since September 11, 2001, the attitudes of Europeans toward the United States have grown increasingly more negative.

Other Publications

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.

Democracy as a New International Norm?

June 2003

As the going gets rough in Iraq and budgets deficits bloat in this country, the president may be tempted to let his doctrine of liberty morph into a smaller doctrine of stability.

Between Restoration and Revolution in Iraq

April 2003

For supporters of democracy, there is nothing more exciting or memorable than the fall of another dictator.

News

Donald K. Emmerson discusses democracy and liberty

November 2003

APARC Professor %people1%, together with IIS Director %people2% and Hoover Institution Fellow %people3% (both of CDDRL), discussed "Democracy vs.

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.

Events

Counterinsurgency Without Killing: Public Goods and Violence in the Iraqi Civil War

November 8, 2007

Jacob Shapiro (speaker) is a CISAC postdoctoral fellow. His primary research interest is the organization of terrorism and insurgency.

Is Southeast Asia the Next Front in the War on Terror?

October 19, 2001

Press reports of rising anti-Americanism and Muslim militance in several Southeast Asian countries have fueled speculation that the United States may be planning to intervene against terrorist...

Six Plus Two: Geopolitics, Natural Resources and the Future of Afghanistan

November 1, 2001

The terrorist attacks on September 11 threw Afghanistan back into the international spotlight.

Projects

Mapping Militant Organizations

This research project launched in 2009 traces the evolution of militant organizations and the interactions that develop among them over time.
English

State Building and the Rule of Law

The establishment of rule of law is an integral component of state development.
English

Tokyo in a Season of Turmoil

As the winter turns to spring and the cherry trees blossom, Japan confronts challenges in every domain: economics and business, security and defense, diplomacy and politics.  The troubled global...
English

Multimedia

State-Strengthening in Afghanistan 2001-2014

March 2015

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), in partnership with Chatham House and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), recently held a conference on state-strengthening in Afghanistan.

Counterterrorism, Counterinsurgency, and Contradictions: America's Lessons Learned in Afghanistan

July 2015

Former Ambassador to the U.S. and Karl Eikenberry speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival on June 29, 2015 and reflects on lessons learned from interventions into unstable nations.

People

Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Joseph Felter Senior Research Scholar
Brett McGurk Lecturer
Olivier Roy ARD Affiliated Scholar
Robert Rakove Affiliate
Philip Reiner Philip J. Reiner Affiliate