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Scholarly Publications

Catch Up: Why Poor Countries Are Becoming Richer, Democratic, Increasingly Peaceable, and Sometimes More Dangerous

August 1999

Why Poor Countries Are Becoming Richer, Democratic, Increasingly Peaceable, and Sometimes More Dangerous It is easy to be confused about the world’s prospect.

North Korea: 2005 and Beyond

January 2006

Ten years ago, in the summer of 1995, it was fashionable in Washington and Seoul to predict the imminent collapse of North Korea's political and economic systems, and even the state itself.

Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy

December 1999

The acceptance of human rights and minority rights, the increasing role of international financial institutions, and globalization have led many observers to question the continued viability of the...

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.

Real Putin, The

July 2003

Who is Vladimir Putin?

News

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.

U.S. Ignores Putin's Assault on Rights

February 2003

%people1% - Like [Mikhail S. Gorbachev] and [Reagan] in 1988, presidents Vladimir V.

Radical vs. moderate Islam -- in Indonesia, a war rages

December 2003

Indonesia needs to build a modern society.

Events

The Future of Asian-European Relations: A New Dynamic, or Business as Usual?

March 30, 2000

While Asia and Europe's bilateral links with the United States are deep, ties between Europe and Asia need to be strengthened.

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.

Donors and Democracy: The Case of East Timor

January 5, 2001

Like a double-edged sword, the recent conflict in East Timor challenged Indonesia and the international community alike.

Projects

Divided Memories and Reconciliation

There are two obstacles to understanding how historical memory about the wartime period has been formed in Northeast Asia.
English

Rule of Law Program

Today, it is widely recognized that the absence of the rule of law constitutes a critical barrier to economic growth and democractic political development.
English

Program on Human Rights

Funded in 2009, the Program on Human Rights (PHR) is a unique intersection of the social sciences and public-policy formation and implementation.
English

Multimedia

Death of the Foreign Correspondent: An Exaggerated Demise? - 2008 Shorenstein Journalism Award Panel Discussion

February 2008

At a time when newspapers and the news media in general are under growing pressure to cut costs, foreign correspondents are once again viewed by some as an unaffordable luxury.

North Korea: Whither Kim Jong-un in 2015?

April 2015

The audio and transcript from the event "Whither Kim Jong-un in 2015?" a seminar presentation by Ambassador Kim Sook, the 2014-15 Pantech Fellow in the Korea Program, and former Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United Nations.Last year was...

Conflict and Crisis: Implications of Ongoing Human Rights Violations in Syria

November 2015

As the protracted and chaotic conflict in Syria continues into its fifth year, Syrians of all backgrounds are being subjected to gross human rights violations.

People

Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Amr Hamzawy Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Robert R. King Visiting Scholar at APARC
Shiri Krebs Shiri Krebs Affiliate