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Scholarly Publications

Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations

June 2017

Rising powers often seek to reshape the world order, triggering confrontations with those who seek to defend the status quo.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: From Pariah and Piñata to Managing Partner

June 2017

This is a chapter in the second edition of The National Security Enterprise, a book edited by Roger Z.

Is There a “Modern” Natural Law Theory? Notes on the History of Human Rights

December 2016

Human rights are a complex concept with distinct parts, whose histories are often independent from one another.

Other Publications

The Magnitsky Act - Russian lawyer in Trump Jr. meeting lobbied against it; why does Putin hate it so much?

July 2017

Sergei Magnitsky was a thirty-seven year old Russian lawyer and auditor who worked for Hermitage Capital Management, a firm founded in 1996 by Bill Browder, the grandson of the famous leader of the...

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.

Analyzing the Structure and Performance of Kim Jong-un's Regime

June 2017

As Kim Jong-un begins his sixth year as leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), it is appropriate to shift the focus from his moves to consolidate power to the impact that the...

News

New North Korea sanctions a plausible step yet unlikely to break long-standing deadlock

July 2017

North Korea launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 3, a first for the country that has increasingly advanced proliferation and testing over the last three years...

US Pacific Command hosts Stanford group for Asia security dialogue

May 2017

The mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region recently became a bit clearer for 22 faculty and military fellows from Stanford, the Massachusetts Institute of...

National security scholars participate in MOOC on South Asia

May 2017

Shorenstein APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar, FSI Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker, and CISAC Senior Fellow Scott Sagan are part of a group of 80 national security experts included in a Massive Open Online...

Events

Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan

September 26, 2016

AbstractThe existence of two Chinese states—one controlling mainland China, the other controlling the island of Taiwan—is often understood as a seemingly inevitable outcome of the Chinese civil war...

SJIL 2016 Symposium (Day 1)-- Adjudicating Across Borders: Contemporary Challenges in International Arbitration

April 26, 2016

Stanford Journal of International LawAnnual SymposiumFriday April 29th, 4pm - 6pmEnforcing Arbitration Awards: Yukos and BeyondDinner Please RSVP here or contact Lbaker15@stanford.edu This event is...

SJIL 2016 Symposium (Day 2)-- Adjudicating Across Borders: Contemporary Challenges in International Arbitration

April 26, 2016

Stanford Journal of International LawAnnual SymposiumSaturday, April 30th 9am - 5pmBreakfastProcedure and Due Process in International ArbitrationInvestor-State Arbitration: Here to Stay...

Projects

Human Trafficking

In 2011, the Program on Human Rights (PHR) launched its research initiative on human trafficking to address the main challenges and generate new knowledge on this issue of international concern....
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Enhancing Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540

In Resolution 1540, the United Nations Security Council, acting under its Chapter VII power to adopt measures that are legally binding on all U.N.
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Multimedia

The South China Sea: What is to be Done?

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC China Program seminar, "The South China Sea: What is to be Done?", on March 8, 2017, with Donald K.

North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates

March 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program seminar on March 3, 2017, titled "North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates," with Chung-in Moon, the Krause Distinguished Fellow at U.C.

Syria Today, Syria Tomorrow: Politics, Security, and Society

November 2015

Abstract:The Syrian crisis continues to grind on without a viable settlement to the conflict in sight.

People

Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Shiri Krebs Shiri Krebs Predoctoral Fellow
Anh Viet Nguyen AnhViet Nguyen CISAC Honors Student
Alexandra Pichler Fong Visiting Scholar
Jennifer Erickson Jennifer L. Erickson Faculty Fellow
Elaine Korzak Elaine Korzak Affiliate
Betsy Cooper Betsy Cooper Affiliate
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL