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Policy Round Up: January 2022

Key policy takeaways from Larry Diamond and Francis Fukuyama on the anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot; Kathryn Stoner and Michael McFaul on the Ukraine-Russia crisis; and Alex Stamos and...

Displacing fishmeal with protein derived from stranded methane

Stanford researchers reveal how to turn a global warming liability into a profitable food security solution

Transition Arrested

Nate Grubman shows how the repeated failures of Tunisia’s once-promising democratic transition created a crisis ripe for exploitation by a populist outsider

Paths of Social-Emotional Development Before 3 Years Old and Child Development After 5 Years Old: Evidence from Rural China

Background: Social-emotional development during the first three years of life is associated with later social-emotional development and cognitive development. In rural China, research...

Democracy's Arc: From Resurgent to Imperiled

In his final essay as co-editor of the Journal of Democracy, Larry Diamond calls this moment the darkest for freedom in a half-century. Whether democracy regains its footing will depend...

Bullying Victims in Rural Primary Schools: Prevalence, Correlates, and Consequences

School bullying is a widely recognized problem in developed countries, but remains under-investigated in developing countries, especially in remote rural areas. In this paper, we examine the...

CDDRL 2021 Year in Review

We're pleased to share CDDRL's 2021 Year in Review where you can learn about the important work the Center has accomplished over the last year. We're grateful to our community committed to our...

Nuclear Deterrence and the US-China Strategic Relationship

From Alliances, Nuclear Weapons and Escalation: Managing Deterrence in the 21st Century, edited by Stephan Frühling and Andrew O’Neil, published 2021 by ANU Press, The Australian National...

Towards a unified approach to research on democratic backsliding

A growing literature examines democratic backsliding, but there is little consensus on when, where, and why it occurs.

SCCEI 2021 Annual Report

At SCCEI, we aim to shed some light on what actually is happening in China, and exactly how these happenings might affect the rest of the world. 2021 was an active and busy year for our team. Take...

Community policing does not build citizen trust in police or reduce crime in the Global South

Is it possible to reduce crime without exacerbating adversarial relationships between police and citizens? Community policing is a celebrated reform with that aim, which is now adopted on six...

Examining the Relation between Caregiver Mental Health and Student Outcomes in Rural China

Research continues to highlight the central relationship between caregivers’ mental health and their children’s development. This study examined the relation between primary caregivers’ mental...

Markets under Siege: How Differences in Political Beliefs can move Financial Markets

Can differences in beliefs about politics, particularly the benefits of war and peace, move markets? During the Siege of Paris by the Prussian army (1870-71) and its aftermath, we document that...

Postnatal Mental Health, Hand Washing Practices, and Infant Illness in Rural China

Background: Maternal mental health problems play an important role in infant well-being. Although western countries have extensively studied the associations between maternal mental disorders,...

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dinsha headshot Dinsha Mistree Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Halperin - Board Member for FSI Philip W. Halperin FSI Advisory Board Chair, President, Silver Giving Foundation
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Director, TEC, Professor, Political Science
Fafchamps Photo Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
huan wang stanford 1 Huan Wang Research Scholar
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Portrait of Curtis J. Milhaupt Curtis J. Milhaupt Senior Fellow, by courtesy William F. Baxter-Visa International Professor of Law
Oleksiy Honcharuk Oleksiy Honcharuk Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow
Bonica Pic Adam Bonica Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Associate Professor, Political Science
Dr. Hongbin Li Hongbin Li Senior Fellow Co-director, SCCEI
rsd18 083 0009a Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
steven pifer Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow