Democracy promotion

Scholarly Publications

What Terrorists Really Want: Terrorist Motives and Counterterrorism Strategy

April 2008

What do terrorists want? No question is more fundamental for devising an effective counterterrorism strategy.

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.

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

September 2002

President George W.

News

Honors students explore challenges of policy implementation, assessment in Washington, D.C.

September 2010

In September, honors students from FSI's two undergraduate honors programs - the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Center for International Security and...

Russia expert appointed to national security posts

February 2009

Stanford political science Professor Michael McFaul has been tapped by President Barack Obama to serve as special assistant to the president for National Security Affairs and senior director for...

Events

Countering Violent Extremism

February 26, 2016

AbstractUnder Secretary Sewall will deliver remarks on Countering Violent Extremism, the U.S.

Deference, Dissent, and Dispute Resolution: An Experimental Intervention Using Mass Media to Change Norms and Behavior in Rwanda

February 28, 2008

Elizabeth Levy Paluck (speaker) received her PhD in 2007 from Yale University in Social Psychology.

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution