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Sentiment, Reason, and Law: Policing in the Republic of China on Taiwan

April 30, 2018

The Republic of China on Taiwan spent nearly four decades as a single-party state under dictatorial rule (1949-1987) before transitioning to liberal democracy.

U.S.-China Rivalry and the Origins of Taiwan's Developmental State

October 1, 2017

Abstract Scholars have credited a model of state-led capitalism called the developmental state with producing the first wave of the East Asian economic miracle.

Taiwan's National Security and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: The International Law Dimension

July 1, 2015

AbstractThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is widely regarded as the economic component of the US strategy of “rebalance” to Asia.

Why Taiwan's Defense Spending Has Fallen as China's Has Risen

May 19, 2015

ABSTRACTOver the past 20 years, the military balance between the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan has rapidly shifted.

Explaining Dominance: The Sources of Long-Lived One-Party Rule in Electorally Contested Regimes

May 29, 2014

Abstract: Why do some ruling parties last in power for decades despite facing regular, contested elections?  Well-known examples include the PRI in Mexico, the LDP in Japan, the PAP in Singapore,...

A Relationship Transformed: Rethinking the Prospects for Conflict and Peace in the Taiwan Strait

February 7, 2014

Abstract:  After long being viewed as potential flashpoint, relations across the Taiwan Strait have stabilized tremendously in recent years, reflecting moderation in the approaches both Beijing and...

A Postscript to the 1943 Cairo Conference: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Chinese Dilemma

December 6, 2013

 Abstract: That the Cairo Conference has been overshadowed by the wartime summits at Teheran and Yalta is understandable given the start of the Cold War in Europe almost immediately after the...

Testing the Logic of Counterinsurgency Doctrine

April 2, 2013

About the topic: When in late 2009, President Obama ordered the surge of an additional 30,000 troops into Afghanistan to reverse Taliban momentum, major tenets of the U.S.

Away from the Keyboard? The Challenges of Command and Control over Cyber Operations

March 7, 2013

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Nearly all scholars writing about the potential for cyber war conclude that states, assumed to be unitary rational actors, are unlikely to use offensive cyber capabilities.

Maritime Issues in Asia, Finding Peaceful Solutions

November 29, 2012

Prof. Edward I–Hsin Chen, who earned his Ph.D.

Maritime Issues in East Asia: Finding Peaceful Solutions

November 29, 2012

This seminar will discuss the current issues surrounding the sovereignty of the Diaoyutai Islets and the East China Sea peace initiative of the government of the Republic of China, Taiwan, through...

East Asia's Contentious Island Disputes: A U.S. Policy Perspective

October 29, 2012

Certain East Asian territorial disputes have simmered, unresolved, since the arrangements concluding the Second World War: Japan, China, and Taiwan contest sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu(tai)...

Following Africa’s Lead: Opportunities and Threats of the Mobile Internet Revolution

October 11, 2012

***** NOTE: CHANGE OF LOCATION*****AbstractThe mobile Internet — accessed through smartphones, tablets, and 4G technology — is now set to overtake the wired Net in usage and users.

The Chinese Naval Role in the Pacific and the American Response

May 30, 2012

***PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE*** Maritime issues are increasingly at the heart of security issues between the United States and China.

Taiwan’s Maturing Democracy

May 14, 2012

On May 14, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) at Brookings and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University hosted a seminar analyzing...

Politics by Other Means: International Law in the Political Contest over Taiwan’s Status and Cross-Strait Relations

April 24, 2012

Abstract: On both sides of the Taiwan Strait and on both sides of Taiwan’s partisan divide, international legal concepts—the criteria for statehood, other factors that matter for international...

The Transition to Afghan Sovereignty: Assessing Progress and Identifying Challenges

January 31, 2012

Ten years into the war in Afghanistan, Payne Distinguished Lecturer Lt. Gen. Karl W. Eikenberry, the former U.S.

Building Institutions under Foreign Occupation: Police Reform in Colonial Taiwan versus the Philippines

January 19, 2012

Abstract: What explains the success and failure of institution-building under foreign occupations?

Building a Rule of Law in Afghanistan

January 12, 2012

Karl Eikenberry is the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University (FSI).   Within FSI he is an affiliated faculty member with the...

The Rise of China and Taiwan's Response: Implications for the United States

October 17, 2011

This is a CDDRL special event within our Democracy in Taiwan Program.

A Century of Unique Friendship between Republic of China and the United States

April 18, 2011

This is a special event jointly held by CDDRL and APARC.

Democratic Politics and Labor Activism in Korea

November 12, 2010

Professor Lee will examine why South Korean labor unions have engaged in militant activism since the country's transition to democracy in 1987.