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September 27, 2017

As China prepares to hold its 19th Party Congress, an event with momentous policy implications, SAIS China hosted a discussion by David Lampton to highlight trends in the US-China relationship. He spoke about the friction in the economic and military ties between the two nations prior to the Xi Jinping administration and the uncertainties and risks that have developed since the inauguration of US President Trump.

Lampton spoke about how the United States has in recent decades fostered the emerge...

September 19, 2016

How can we effectively engage with corruption? Dr. Fukuyama, Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies & the Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, uses a critical lens to address corruption within the development arena, while still engaging with political, cultural, and economic spheres of influence. Dr. Fukuyama uses an interdisciplinary approach to creative analysis...

October 30, 2014

Volume two is finally here, complement the most important work of political thought in at least a generation. Taking up the essential question of how societies develop strong, impersonal, and accountable political institution, Fukuyama follows the story from the French Revolution to the so‐called Arab Spring and the deep dysfunctions of contemporary American politics. He examines the effects of corruption on governance, and why some societies have been successful at rooting it out.

July 2, 2014

As I write this from Beirut, Lebanon, the city is on high alert as the Lebanese army has set up check points across the country following a suicide bombing in Dahr al-Baidar on June 20th—an apparent attempt on the life of General Security Director Abbas Ibrahim. Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested 102 people in arguably the busiest neighborhood in Beirut, Hamra, linked to a potentially large-scale attack on a UNESCO summit. These events are not immediately related to the instabilit...

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