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Lawrence Chickering


Lawrence Chickering is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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The Global Schoolgirl

by Lawrence Chickering, Anjula Tyagivia Policy Review
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How empowerment can build up society

Analysis and Commentary

Heed the bipartisan lessons of the Reagan revolution

by Lawrence Chickeringvia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, November 21, 2008

Barack Obama's remarkable election has inflicted a stunning defeat on Republicans and conservatives, apparently reversing the pro-market "Reagan revolution" that began in the early 1980s...

Analysis and Commentary

Two-pronged approach to peace

by Lawrence Chickeringvia Boston Globe
Wednesday, January 9, 2008

As George W. Bush begins his first trip to Israel as president to follow up the international conference on Middle East peace in Annapolis, Md., he and his administration need to take into account a major dimension of conflict that all past efforts at forging an Israeli-Palestinian agreement have failed to consider...

Strong Society, Weak State

by Lawrence Chickering, P. Edward Haleyvia Policy Review
Friday, June 1, 2007

The social dimension of state-building.

Strategic Foreign Assistance

by Lawrence Chickering, Isobel Coleman, P. Edward Haley, Emily Vargas-Baronvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

How to stop terrorism at its source. By A. Lawrence Chickering, Isobel Coleman, P. Edward Haley, and Emily Vargas-Baron.


Strategic Foreign Assistance: Civil Society in International Security

by Lawrence Chickeringvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, June 9, 2006

After the devastating effects of September 11, the authors show that, to bring governments and peoples together, the US must develop a strategic foreign cooperation and assistance policy that fosters strong civil societies, emphasizing the key role civil society organizations (CSOs) could play in mitigating the conditions that promote terrorists and terrorism.