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ARD Conference Examines Authoritarian Upgrading, Popular Uprisings and Foreign Interventions in the Middle East

October 2019

CDDRL’s Program on Arab Reform and Democracy held its annual conference at Stanford University on October 11 and 12, titled “The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World.” The conference is...

Paul Wise: Yemen's cholera epidemic hits children hardest

December 2018

Since 2016, two severe cholera outbreaks have impacted more than 1.2 million people. Children account for 30 percent of the infections; more than 2,500 people have died.

Failed Dream of Political Islam

November 2018

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

Georgetown scholar analyzes the internal workings of authoritarianism in the Arab world [VIDEO]

May 2016

As part of the Program on Arab and Reform and Democracy speaker series, Georgetown Scholar Joseph Sassoon discussed his recently released book in a talk on April 13, 2016.

Khatib to lead Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

October 2013

Lina Khatib, co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at CDDRL, has announced that she will step down from the position in December to lead the Carnegie Middle East Center in...

From Political Activism to Democratic Change in the Arab World

July 2013

This conference focuses on empowering political activism in the Arab world, and features scholars and activists discussing the achievements of and challenges facing political activists in Egypt,...

Fighting for reform in 22 countries, Stanford fellows get lessons in building democracy

August 2012

Some of this year's Draper Hills Summer Fellows have been imprisoned and abused for trying to democratize their countries.

Q&A: Stanford terrorism expert Martha Crenshaw on Olympic security

July 2012

Martha Crenshaw, a senior fellow at FSI and CISAC, explains what kinds of threats exist at the Games and what's being done to safeguard the XXX Olympics.

Former U.S. Sen. Feingold and CISAC Co-Director Cuéllar encourage Americans to think globally

March 2012

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold and CISAC Co-Director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar encourage Americans to work with U.S.

Stanford scholars reflect on Arab Spring

January 2012

A year after the Egyptian uprising, five scholars talk about democracy in the Middle East, how lives have changed in the Arab world, and what the U.S. has learned from the Arab Spring.

What’s next for Libya after Qaddafi’s death?

October 2011

The killing of Muammar Qadaffi marks an end to one of the most dramatic chapters of the Arab Spring. But what follows after the death of a dictator who has held power for 42 years?

An interview with Prince Moulay Hicham

October 2011

Prince Moulay Hicham ben Abdallah was interviewed in the September/October issue of the French journal Le Débat, providing his unique insight on the Arab Spring events as a member of the Moroccan...

CISAC announces its 2011-2012 Undergraduate Honors Students

May 2011

CISAC announces its 2011-2012 Undergraduate Honors Students

The Arab Spring brings regional experts to Stanford

May 2011

As a new era of democratic change swept across the Arab world this year, the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law hosted two...

A fourth wave or a false start?

May 2011

In a new piece published on the Foreign Affairs website, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond argues that the Arab Spring is witnessing a thawing and freezing across the region as anti-democratic forces...

Political activism conference May 12-13, 2011

April 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at CDDRL is pleased to announce its second annual conference, From Political Activism to Democratic Change in the Arab World, to take place on May 12 and 13...

Roth on Obama's human rights record

April 2011

On April 13, Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch discussed Obama's human rights record to an audience of over 125 students and faculty, marking Roth's first speaking engagement...

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...

A World Without Israel

January 2005

SIIS Distinguished Fellow Josef Joffe theorizes the political implications should Israel cease to exist.