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Gi-Wook Shin on Korea

Commentary / June 21, 2018

Gi-Wook Shin, director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, regularly writes on Korean affairs for Korean audience. The links to his recent articles appeared in Munwha Ilbo, a South Korean news mediaare listed below. Note: The articles are written in Korean.

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Paul N. Edwards appointed as a lead author for the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

News / June 20, 2018

Paul N. Edwards of CISAC has been appointed as a lead author for the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Opinion: Next Korea, Next Generation

Commentary / June 19, 2018

Researchers in the Korea Program regularly contribute to Korean media on the Korean affairs ranging from education and economics to politics and North Korea nuclear issues. The articles are in Korean language.

Withdrawal of US troops from South Korea now becomes an option (Gi-Wook Shin, June 20, 2018)

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A Victory For Democratic Reform

Commentary / June 15, 2018

"In what may be looked back upon as the most important election in the United States in 2018, the voters of Maine rejected political cynicism on Tuesday and preserved ranked-choice voting (RCV) for its future elections.

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Mind the Gap: The Singapore Summit and U.S. Alliances

Commentary / June 15, 2018

“The spectacle of the Singapore Summit, the first-ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. president, naturally captured the world’s attention. The compelling images of the encounter between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump should not, however, obscure two essential realities,” writes Daniel Sneider in an analysis written for The National Bureau of Asian Research. Read it here.

 

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CDDRL Students Graduate from Fisher Family Honors Program

News / June 15, 2018

Each year the Center offers an interdisciplinary honors program, through which students write a thesis related to the topics of democracy, development and the rule of law. This year’s cohort wrote on a vast range of topics, including electoral reform in Chile, the rise of the far-right in Greece, and public health in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Anwar in the wings as Malaysia remakes its democracy

Commentary / June 14, 2018

Bedecked with skyscrapers, Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is a high-rise city. In that lofty context, the headquarters of the People’s Justice Party (PKR) are down to earth.

They occupy one in a row of nondescript low-rise buildings unfashionably far from downtown. Even the lettered number of the floor that includes the PKR leader’s office is anomalous: 3A.

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CVID approach to North Korea's nuclear program faces significant challenges

News / June 14, 2018

The recent development of the North Korea's summit diplomacy and feasibility of CVID (Complete, Verifiable and Irreversible Dismantlement) of the nuclear program have received unprecedented responses, both optimistic and pessimistic, from the international community.

Please stay tuned to this page for the APARC researchers' commentary and analysis on the CVID of the North Korean nuclear program through articles published in various news media.

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Anwar in the wings as Malaysia remakes its democracy

Commentary / June 13, 2018

"Will the ruse fool the devil? Will renascent Malaysian democracy survive? Bandwagoning is already underway, as venal officials and executives who benefited from Najib’s kleptocratic ways seek political safety by ingratiating themselves with the new government, potentially weakening its ability to clean house," writes CDDRL affiliated faculty Donald K. Emmerson on the latest development in Malaysia. Read here.

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In Search of the Indo-Pacific: Commentary from 2018 IISS Shangri-La Dialogue

Commentary / June 12, 2018
The 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue on 1-3 June in Singapore might as well have been renamed the “Indo-Pacific Dialogue.” In the plenaries and the panels, in the Q&As, corridors, and coffee breaks, not even the imminent Trump-Kim summit hosted by Singapore could compete with the “Indo-Pacific” among the attendees. Although the toponym itself is old, its sudden popularity is new, reflecting new geopolitical aspirations for the region. 
 
What explains the latest revival and rise of the “Indo-Pacific” in the international relations of Asia?
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CDDRL's Stephen Stedman receives Stanford’s 2018 Dinkelspiel award

News / June 12, 2018

CDDRL Deputy Director Stephen J. Stedman received the 2018 Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award For Outstanding Service to Undergraduate Education. Stedman is a Freeman Spogli Senior Fellow, an affiliated faculty member at CISAC, and professor of political science (by courtesy) at Stanford University.

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Beyond denuclearization, making North Korea a ‘normal state’ should be the end goal

Commentary / June 11, 2018

With the historic U.S.-North Korea summit on the immediate horizon, we must recognize that denuclearization will not and cannot be permanent or irreversible as long as there is a desire to reverse it. U.S. President Donald Trump may strike a “grand deal” with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to denuclearize North Korea, but Kim can — and most likely will — reverse course at his convenience to construct new nuclear weapons.

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General James M. Holmes meets Stanford students

Blog / June 7, 2018

On May 23, Stanford students enrolled in Technology and Security (MS&E 193/293) met with General James M. Holmes. General Holmes delivered delivered gave a talk, "Applying Technology--the Military Perspective," and engaged students in a Q&A session afterwards. The interisciplinary course explores the relation between technology, war, and national security policy from early history to modern day, focusing on current U.S. national security challenges and the role that technology plays in shaping our understanding and response to these challenges.

 

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Most clinical trial participants find benefits outweigh risks in sharing personal data

News / June 6, 2018

Most participants in clinical trials believe the benefits of broadly sharing person-level data outweigh the risks, according to new research by Stanford Health Policy's Michelle Mello. 

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Stanford scholars examine causes and consequences of people dropping ACA plans

News / June 6, 2018

The health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could unravel because its enrollees strategically drop in and out of coverage, Stanford scholars write in a new working paper released June 4 by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Integrating Global Issues into Community College Curricula

News / June 4, 2018

During the 2017–18 academic year, SPICE’s Jonas Edman worked with six community college instructors from Las Positas College and Foothill College on their plans for integrating global issues into their classrooms. These six instructors were among ten Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Fellows to work collaboratively with colleagues at Stanford on projects aimed at internationalizing course curricula and producing innovative curricular materials for use in community college classrooms.

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Millions could have incorrect statin, aspirin & blood pressure prescriptions

News / June 4, 2018

More than 11 million Americans may have incorrect prescriptions for aspirin, statins and blood pressure medications, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Applications for Travel Awards: Conference on Future Visions in Korean Studies

News / June 4, 2018

The Korea Program invites junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to apply for travel awards to attend an upcoming two-day conference organized by the Korea Program at Stanford' Asia-Pacific Research Center. The workshop titled "Future Visions: Challanges and Possibilities of Korean Studies in North America" will be held on November 1st and 2nd, 2018 at Stanford University.

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CISAC faculty 2018 summer reading list

Blog / June 1, 2018

Martha Crenshaw, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and professor, by courtesy, of political science, recommends:

Muslims in a Post-9/11 America: A Survey of Attitudes and Beliefs and Their Implications for U.S. National Security Policy

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Why We Find Self-Driving Cars So Scary

Commentary / May 31, 2018

"Take note, Elon Musk: Even if autonomous cars are safer overall, the public will accept the new technology only when it fails in predictable and reasonable ways," writes Jerry Kaplan in The Wall Street Journal. Read the full article here.

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Stanford researchers release risk-management roadmap to denuclearization in North Korea

News / May 30, 2018
Immediate denuclearization of North Korea is unrealistic, said Stanford scholars in an in-depth report released by the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC).
 
Instead, denuclearization should be phased over a 10-year period to allow the United States to reduce and manage risks, said Siegfried Hecker, who authored the study with his research assistant Elliot Serbin and Robert Carlin, a visiting scholar at CISAC.
 
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