Foreign Aid

Scholarly Publications

Measuring Defense Conversion in Russian Industry

September 1996

The size of the defense industry in Russia has been a primary concern for policymakers and scholars interested in international security and arms control, as well as for students of Russian...

Illicit Trafficking in the Southern Tier and Turkey Since 1999: A Shift from Europe?

October 2002

After the collapse of the former Soviet Union in 1991, illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive material emerged as a serious international concern.

Homeland Security: A New Strategic Paradigm?

December 2006

How has the threat of catastrophic terrorism reshaped the strategic environment?

Other Publications

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.

A Man for All Seasons: A New, More Flexible George W. Bush?

September 2002

President George W.

Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor

June 2003

Oil Boom: Peril or Opportunity?

News

Stephen Krasner, former State Department director of policy planning, returns to Stanford

May 2007

Stephen Krasner, former director of CDDRL and deputy director of FSI, has returned to Stanford following his two-year tenure at the State Department as director of policy planning.

At the Eye of the Storm - Mourning and Hope

March 2005

Tsunami could give Aceh, Indonesia's war-torn province, the opportunity it needs, according to APARC's Donald K. Emmerson.

David G. Victor's "Recovering Sustainable Development" published in Foreign Affairs

January 2006

Sustainable development -- the notion that boosting economic growth, protecting natural resources, and ensuring social justice can be complementary goals -- has lost much appeal over the past two...

Events

The United States and Asia's Newest Tiger: Trade, Aid and Governance in Vietnam

October 2, 2007

Vietnam has become the newest "Asian tiger." The US played a leading role in negotiating Vietnam's January 2007 entry into the World Trade Organization and the 2001 US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade...

Democracy Promotion Under Stress: Causes and Consequences

January 25, 2006

Thomas Carothers is a leading authority on democracy promotion and democratization worldwide as well as an expert on U.S. foreign policy generally.

Projects

Remote sensing approaches to improving aid targeting and understanding aid effectiveness

This project aims to develop and test remote-sensing based approaches to gathering two typesof aid-relevant data: data on agricultural productivity and data on household assets, with a focus on Sub...
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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.

The Paradoxes of Political Aid in the Arab World

May 2015

AbstractEuropean and US-based scholars and practitioners have debated the purposes and sometimes the (limited) macro-effects of programs designed to promote transitions from authoritarianism to democracy in Middle East countries.

Achieving Food Security and Nutrition in an Era of Conflict and Climate Change

December 2015

Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on 5 April 2012.Cousin brings more than twenty-five years of national and international non- profit, government, and corporate...

People

Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Mary Collier Wilks headshot Mary Collier Wilks Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
ertharin cousin edwfp 6 Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
default people 100x120 Sheen Woo Visiting Scholar at APARC