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March 22nd, 2014

Michelle Obama promotes study abroad during speech at Stanford center in Beijing

CISAC, CDDRL, FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR, The Europe Center, Shorenstein APARC, REAP, SCPKU, SCP News

Speaking at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing on Saturday, Michelle Obama said study abroad allows students to realize that countries all have a stake in each other's success. Following her remarks, she held a conversation with students on the Stanford campus via a high-tech videoconference. +VIDEO+
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January 21st, 2014

CISAC's Anja Manuel asks: Is there a `right' path for the U.S. in Syria?

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Anja Manuel says the crucial issue in the Syria meeting is determining if and how to intervene in a conflict where the "good guys" are becoming hard to find. Read more »



August 23rd, 2013

The case for intervention in Syria

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news: Reuters on August 23, 2013

Syria's civil war has claimed more than 100,000 lives, resulted in millions of refugees, and threatens to destabilize the entire Middle East. CISAC's Anja Manuel outlines steps the United States must take to prevent the region from descending into further chaos.




July 8th, 2013

How Syria's Civil War Became a Holy Crusade

CISAC in the news: Foreign Affairs on July 8, 2013

Syria's civil war, already a microcosm of politics and power in the Middle East, could inflame religious tensions and political differences across the region. Theologian and top Sunni cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi has called for Sunni Muslims worldwide to fight in Syria against Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and Shiite influence.  Read more »



June 24th, 2013

On 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, one officer's family secret revealed

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

With the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg this July, Scott Sagan and his son, Samuel, take a look at a family secret harbored by Civil War Gen. George Edward Pickett. Known for the bloody Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, the general's widow kept secret Pickett's other charge: the son he had with a Native American woman. Read more »



June 5th, 2013

Forging a new path for the China-U.S. relationship

CISAC in the news

President Obama and his new Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping met on Friday, June 7, for several days of informal talks to strengthen China-U.S. ties, particularly in regards to policy on North Korea, cybersecurity, and economic growth. Read more »



May 15th, 2013

Syria's chemical weapons could intensify civil war and regional instability

CISAC in the news

CISAC's Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer explains that when it comes to chemical weapons, Syria is no Iraq. The Assad regime's purported use of chemical weapons could have lasting effects in Syria and across the region. Read more »




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