Foreign Aid

Scholarly Publications

Homeland Security: A New Strategic Paradigm?

December 2006

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

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.

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...

Other Publications

The Limits of Counterinsurgency Doctrine in Afghanistan

September 2013

Counterinsurgency strategy, as applied in Afghanistan, rested on the assumption that it was feasible for the U.S.

9/11 and the makers of history

September 2011

After 9/11, the administration of US President George W Bush initiated the era of the global war on terror. For many, this was a misguided response to terror attacks.

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.

News

The American Calculus of Military Intervention

May 2014

Military interventions have traditionally been a source of controversy in the United States.

Stanford scholars: Lessons learned from the Afghanistan War

May 2013

With the Taliban now open to peace talks, a political end to the war in Afghanistan appears in sight.

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Events

Theories of Development and External State-Building

March 24, 2017

Abstract: Both the academic and policy making worlds have been dominated by three explanations for development, understood broadly as democratization and rising levels of per capita income.

Public Goods Provision and the Efficacy of Governance

May 18, 2012

On May 18-19, the Program on Poverty and Governance and the Center for Latin American Studies will host a two-day conference on the provision of public goods and good governance throughout the...

Perspectives on Obama's Approach to Global Governance

February 7, 2012

About the topic: A major challenge faced by President Obama is how to modernize the system of global governance to adapt to the rising influence of emerging powers and to more effectively address...

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science