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Global Political Demography

Helping policymakers anticipate and assess near-term and long-term changes in political behavior, economic development, and social progress in specific states and regions.


Research and Analysis

January 8, 2020 | EXPERT: Gordon Adams

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of 2020 Presidential Inbox — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the next administration faces.

April 22, 2013 | EXPERT: Richard Cincotta

With renewed elections in Mali slated for July and French troops containing Tuareg and Islamist insurgents, the Sahelian state appears to be on track to restart the liberal democracy that was upended in March 2012 by a coup d'état.

May 22, 2012

Stimson hosted a book event to discuss topics explored in the new book, Security and Development in Global Politics, which looks at seven core international issues from the point of view of security and development: aid, humanitarian assistance, governance, health, poverty, trade and res

November 10, 2011

By Richard Cincotta - The global distribution of intrastate conflicts is not what it used to be.

August 16, 2011

By Richard Cincotta - Young and war-torn countries have been the ones most at risk for violent societal conflict until recently.

January 18, 2011

Beijing's 2008 decision to maintain a somewhat liberalized version of its One-Child Policy surprised both Chinese and foreign demographers. Was the decision the product of a strategic calculation, or simply bureaucratic inertia? And was Beijing's decision a smart one?  

November 24, 2010

The "demographic arc of instability" is created by highlighting countries with exceptionally young populations.

November 30, 2009

By Richard Cincotta - Picture Afghanistan two decades from now. Difficult? Not really-if you're a demographer.

September 14, 1999 | EXTERNAL: Michael Newbill , EXTERNAL: P. R. Chari

The idea of doing a comparative assessment of the use and misuse of "declaratory diplomacy" was born out of frustration. In South Asia, where the Henry L.
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