CDDRL friend and Jonathan B. Lovelace Professor of Economics John McMillan passed away on March 13 of complications caused by cancer. We are saddened by his loss and grateful for the brilliance and spirit he brought to his work and ours. Read more »
Perry, Diamond and Fearon say no more troopsARD in the news: ABC 7 News on January 22, 2007
Former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry and CDDRL's Larry Diamond and James Fearon argue against President Bush's decision to send more troops to Iraq. Larry Diamond considers the war as "one of the biggest foreign policy blunders in U.S. history." President Bush's decision to send more troops at this time was "all too painfully reminiscent of Vietnam," states Diamond.
Michael McFaul, CDDRL Director, Interviewed on Current Political Developments in Russiain the news: The Moscow Times on November 16, 2006
"President Vladimir Putin is widely expected to secure the United States' long-awaited agreement on Russia's World Trade Organization bid at a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Vietnam this weekend, a step that could ease bilateral ties and prompt Moscow to drop its opposition to tough sanctions on Iran." Michael McFaul, CDDRL Director, comments on the US-Russian relations in the eve of the Hanoi summit, on November 18. Read more »
CISAC, CDDRL Op-ed: Washington Post on April 9, 2006
Is the conflict in Iraq a civil war or not? Debate over this question is largely political. In this Washington Post op-ed, CISAC's James Fearon sets aside politics to explain the meaning of civil war and how it applies to Iraq. Read more »