June 1, 2010

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Democracy Presented to the SAIS-CGD Conference on “New Ideas in Development after the Financial Crisis”, April 22, 2009

"In Memory of Samuel P. Huntington", Remarks at the National Endowment for Democracy event, "A Celebration of the Life and Thought of Samuel P. Huntington," March 10, 2009.

The above link is for a May 8, 2008 talk that Larry Diamond presented on the Spirit of Democracy to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco.

How to Save Democracy
Bush gave democracy promotion a bad name. The next administration has to get it right, Newsweek, December 31, 2008

Teaching Outside the Classroom: Making a Difference in Students' Lives
Lecture to the Center for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University, October 31, 2007

Promoting Democracy to Undermine Radical Islamist Terrorism
Prepared for the Solarium II Project of the Center for a New American Security, Meeting 1, October 23, 2007

Prospects for Democratization in Hong Kong: A Comparative Perspective
Prepared for the Conference "Hong Kong on the Move: American and Hong Kong Perspectives on the First Ten Years of the HKSAR," Center for Strategic and International Studies and Hong Kong Washington Economic and Trade Office, October 22, 2007, Washington, D.C.

Building Trust in Government by Improving Governance
Paper Presented to the 7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government, Sponsored by the United Nations, Vienna, June 27, 2007

Remarks to the National Endowment for Democracy Panel, The Legacy of Westminster: Democracy Assistance since the Founding of NED and the Challenges Ahead
Library of Congress, June 7, 2007.

Why Taiwan's Democracy Matters, For Taiwan and for All of Asia
Keynote Address to 2007 West Coast Conference of the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association, April 14, 2007.

In Memoriam: Seymour Martin Lipset, 1922-2006: A Giant among Teachers
Hoover Digest 2007, no. 1.

The Democratic Rollback
Foreign Affairs, March-April 2008

Building Democracy after Conflict: Lessons From Iraq, Journal of Democracy 16 (January 2005) 9-23.

A Transatlantic Strategy to Promote Democratic Development in the Broader Middle East with Ronald D. Asmus, Mark Leonard and Michael McFaul, The Washington Quarterly 28, no. 2 (Spring 2005): 7-21.

What Went Wrong in Iraq
Foreign Affairs, September/October 2004

Promoting Democracy in Post-Conflict and Failed States: Lessons and Challenges
Prepared for the National Policy Forum on Terrorism, Security, and America's Purpose (September 6-7, 2005)

A Transatlantic Strategy to Promote Democratic Development in the Broader Middle East
Washington Quarterly (Spring, 2005)

Democracy, Development and Good Governance: The Inseparable Links
Annual Democracy and Governance Lecture At the British Council Hall
Accra, Ghana (March 1, 2005)

Between Democracy and Stability
The demographic time bomb ticking away in the Middle East is going to blow away a lot of Western-leaning regimes--unless true reform begins soon.
Hoover Digest (2005 · No. 1)

Building Democracy After Conflict: Lessons from Iraq
Journal of Democracy (January 2005)

Between Democracy and Stability in the Middle East: Defining Priorities
Remarks to the Weinberg Founders Conference
Washington Institute for Near East Policy
September/October 2004

Moving Up Out of Poverty: What Does Democracy Have to Do With It?
August 2004

Istanbul Paper #1 of the German Marshall Fund Transatlantic Working Group
Democracy and Human Development in the Broader Middle East: A Transatlantic Strategy for Partnership
June 25-27, 2004

Universal Democracy? Prospects for a World Transformed
Edited transcript of remarks to the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, 2/26/04 (Merrill House, New York City).

Foreign Aid and the National Interest
How should the United States approach foreign aid? Andrew Natsios and Larry Diamond recommend tough love.
Hoover Digest (2004 · No. 1)

Advancing Democratic Governance: A Global Perspective on the Status of Democracy and Directions for International Assistance (December 2003)

Patching Things Up
Anti-Americanism is surging around the world. Larry Diamond explains how to win back hearts and minds.
Hoover Digest (2003 · No. 3)

Universal Democracy? Policy Review Online (June & July 2003 · Number 119)

Can the Whole World Become Democratic? Center for the Study of Democracy (April 17, 2003 · Paper 03-05)

Building a System of Comprehensive Accountability to Control Corruption (January 2003)

Why a Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law
IIS Board of Visitors Meeting (November 22, 2002)

Statement to the Perestroika meeting of the APSA (August 30, 2002)

Stabilizing the Cross-Strait Relationship: A Strategy for Taiwan's Dignity and Security
Remarks to the Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA)-Northern California Chapter (July 13, 2002)

Nigeria’s Federal Democracy: Will it Survive?
Presentation for USIP seminar (May 20, 2002)

Assessing Global Democratization a Decade after the Communist Collapse
Address to the Workshop on Democratization organized by the New Europe College and the Romanian Academic Society. (May 6, 2002, Bucharest, Romania)

Horizontal Accountability and Corruption Control
Prepared for the conference on “Economic Reform and Good Governance:
Fighting Corruption in Transition Economies” (April 11-12, 2002, Qinghua University, Beijing, China)

Preparing for the Worst Hoover Digest (2002 · No. 2)

What Political Science Owes the World
On-line Special, Post 9/11 series, PS (March 2002)

How to Win the War Hoover Digest (2002 · No. 1)

A Political Strategy for Winning the War on Terrorism (January 2002)

Winning The New Cold War on Terrorism (October 2001)

Global Implications for Democracy of 9/11 (October 2001)

What Civil Society Can Do To Reform, Deepen, and Improve Democracy
Paper presented to the Workshop on “Civil Society, Social Capital, and Civic Engagement in Japan and the United States.” (June 2001)

Civic Communities and Predatory Societies
Delivered to the conference “Culture Matters: A Forum for Business, Education and Training Professionals”. Intercultural Management Institute, American University (May 2001)

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank: Administration Policy and Reform Priorities.
Prepared Statement for the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (May 2001)

How Democratic Is Taiwan? Five Key Challenges for Democratic Development and Consolidation.
Paper for the Symposium on “The Transition from One-Party Rule: Taiwan’s New Government and Cross-Straits Relations,” Columbia University (April 2001)

Debt for Democracy Hoover Digest (2001 · No. 1)

How People View Democracy: Findings from Public Opinion Surveys in Four Regions
Presentation to the Stanford Seminar on Democratization (January 2001)

Democracy Promotion for the Long Haul.
Remarks to the AID Partners Conference (November 2000)

What the Democratization of Mexico Means for All the World Hoover Digest (2000 · No. 4)

A Report Card on Democracy Hoover Digest (2000 · No. 3 )

Compassionate Conditionality for Africa (July 2000)

The Rough Road to Democracy Hoover Digest (1999 · No. 4)

The Global Prospect Hoover Digest (1999 · No. 4)

Institutions of Accountability Hoover Digest (1999 · No. 3 )

Inside the Gulag Hoover Digest (1998 · No. 4)

Building a Democratic Africa Hoover Digest (1998 · No. 3)

Promoting Democracy in the 1990s: Actors and Instruments, Issues and Imperatives
A Report to the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict Carnegie Corporation of New York (December 1995)


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