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March 26th, 2007

John McMillan, Coordinator of the Program on Economic Performance at CDDRL, Dies at 56

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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 »



January 30th, 2007

Perry, Diamond and Fearon say no more troops

ARD 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.




November 21st, 2006

Michael McFaul, CDDRL Director, Interviewed on Current Political Developments in Russia

in 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 »



April 10th, 2006

Civil war definition transcends politics

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 »




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