Rule of Law

Scholarly Publications

Catastrophic Terrorism: Elements of a National Policy

October 1998

This report is a product of the Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group, a nine-month long collaboration of faculty from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford...

Dynamics of Secession in the Russian Federation: Why Chechnya?, in Stephen Hanson and Mikhail Alexseev, A Federation Imperiled: Center-Periphery Conflict in Post-Soviet Russia, The

December 1999

Why did the Soviet Union break up, whereas the Russian Federation has so far held together in the face of ostensibly similar secession crises?

Conditions of military contestation in populist Latin America

March 2017

Latin America experienced recurring episodes of populism, and of military reaction against populists, during the twentieth century, frequently ending in coups d’état.

Other Publications

Real Putin, The

July 2003

Who is Vladimir Putin?

What's Next for Medvedev?

October 2011

Russia will soon have another liberal ex-president. Twenty years ago this December, Mikhail Gorbachev stood in the Kremlin as the Soviet flag was lowered and replaced with the Russian tricolor.

NSA's Creative Interpretations of Law Subvert Congress and the Rule of Law

December 2013

CISAC Affiliate and Forbes Contributor Jennifer Granick explains how NSA domestic surveillance activities might continue, even in the face of legal decisions to rein in the agency's activities. ...

News

Leading constitutional theorist discusses wars for 21st century

March 2008

Philip Bobbitt, a Columbia University law professor and one of the nation's leading constitutional theorists, spoke about his forthcoming book, Terror and Consent: The Wars for the 21st Century, at...

Preparation is key to avoiding 'worst-case outcome,' Chertoff says

April 2008

CISAC members Lynn Eden, Martha Crenshaw, and Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar participated in"Germ Warfare, Contagious Disease and the Constitution," a daylong event co-hosted by Stanford Law School....

With a new president and an old party, Mexico faces uncertain future

July 2012

Enrique Peña Nieto was elected Mexico's president promising to curb the country's drug-related violence.

Events

Barriers and Bridges: An Overview of Legal Reform in China

March 15, 2007

Dr. Dan Wei is a professor at the Institute for Procuratorial Theory of the Supreme Peopleís Procuratorate of China, one of the four principal branches of the Chinese judicial system.

Humanitarian Military Intervention: An Obscene Oxymoron?

May 24, 2007

Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe (speaker) is a visiting scholar at CISAC.

Terror and Consent: The Wars for the 21st Century

March 7, 2008

Join Philip Bobbitt, one of the nation's leading constitutional theorists and the Thomas C.

People

Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution