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Scholarly Publications

Uneasy Partnerships: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

April 2017

Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners.

When Science Brought Americans and Russians Together

April 2017

Siegfried Hecker describes the scientific collaboration that took place between Russian and American nuclear weapons laboratories following the end of the Cold War.

A visit to Russia's secret nuclear labs

March 2017

In this essay, Siegfried Hecker describes a 1992 visit to nuclear facilities in the former Soviet Union.

Other Publications

Trump’s weakness against Putin is on display — again

August 2017

I’m trying hard to keep an open mind about President Trump, but it closed just a little further yesterday after his flippant comments about expulsion of employees at U.S.

Why deciding to ‘move forward’ with Putin is a big mistake

July 2017

In his readout of the first meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the desire of both presidents to forget about the past —...

The North Korean Missile Test Pushes Xi and Putin Closer

July 2017

The most dangerous impact of North Korea’s long-range missile test this past week may not have been the one in the Sea of Japan, felt in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.

News

Protecting democracy from online disinformation requires better algorithms, not censorship

August 2017

*/ "New laws in democratic countries that force social media platforms to remove disinformation will encourage autocratic countries to do the same, with devastating effects on human rights," writes...

What lower US engagement in Northeast Asia could mean

April 2017

Uncertainty about U.S. intentions in Northeast Asia has increased fear that events could spin out of control in the region due to American disengagement.

FBI confirms investigation of Trump campaign, Russia links

March 2017

In the interview for CBCNews, Kathryn Stoner, FSI/CDDRL Senior Fellow and the Director of the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies at Stanford University, claims Russians left trails...

Events

Managing the Impact of Emerging Technologies on Strategic Stability

November 16, 2017

Abstract: Sustaining strategic stability vis-a-vis Russia and China is a long-standing U.S. national security goal.

Russian-American Relations: Present and Future

November 14, 2017

NOTE: Due to the overwhelming response for this event, we have moved it to the GSB Common, a larger venue, located at the Schwab Residential Center. Relations between the two countries are at the...

100 Shades of Red

September 25, 2017

This event has reached full capacity, please email Shannon at sj1874@stanford.edu to get on the waitlist. Mikhail Zygar will talk about the perception of the Russian revolution of 1917 a hundred...

Projects

European Security Initiative Lecture Series

Educating and involving the Stanford community is a critical part of the European Security Initiative.  Stanford faculty, students, staff, visitors and neighbors are warmly welcome to attend this...
English

Lab-to-Lab Cooperation

Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker was the director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory when the Soviet Union broke apart in 1991.
English

History and Territory in Northeast Asia: What Role for the United States?

Tensions over unresolved territorial issues and problems of wartime history in Northeast Asia are again on the rise.
English

Multimedia

U.S., China and Russia: Relations between the World's Great Powers

July 2017

Video from the Richard Nixon Foundation panel discussion, "U.S., China and Russia: Relations between the World's Great Powers," on July 27, 2017 with Karl Eikenberry, Thomas Fingar, David Holloway and Kathryn Stoner.

Infrastructural State Power in Putin's Russia

September 2016

Abstract:The paper introduces the public sector as a major source of infrastructural state capacity that helps autocrats survive.

Resurrected? The Domestic Determinants of Russia’s Conduct Abroad

March 2016

Abstract"Russia is never so strong as it wants to be, nor as weak as it is thought to be," Winston Churchill once observed. In the last decade, Russia has invaded two neighbors, seizing territory from both, re-established a Soviet air base in...

People

David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Kathryn Stoner Deputy Director, Senior Fellow
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Alla Kassianova Alla Kassianova Senior Research Associate
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Kristin Ven Bruusgaard Kristin Ven Bruusgaard Predoctoral Fellow
Benoit Pelopidas Benoît Pelopidas Affiliate
Anne Clunan Anne Clunan Affiliate
Oleksandra Matviichuk Visiting Practitioner, CDDRL