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#Covid1948: The Spread of an Anti-Israel Hashtag

Blog / August 13, 2020
An Investigation into a coordinated hashtag on Twitter.
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Self-inflicted wounds: The Church and dissipation of Christianity in Europe

Commentary / August 11, 2020
Christianity in Europe is fading. A vague and symbolic identity is replacing belief in God, belonging to denominations, and attendance at religious services. Olivier Roy documents these changes in Is...
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Stanford’s Center for East Asian Studies and SPICE Co-Sponsor Webinar on “Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project”

Blog / August 11, 2020
Upwards of 15,000 to 20,000 individual migrant Chinese laborers performed the bulk of the work constructing the Central Pacific span of the First Transcontinental Railroad.
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Recommendations for Strict, But Costly Re-Opening of Schools

News / August 11, 2020
SHP's Jason Wang and School of Medicine student Henry Bair suggest schools should and can reopen safely if they follow a set of strict — though expensive — guidelines to avoid COVID-19...
A young boy prays after releasing a floating lantern onto the Motoyasu River in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan.

Why the US-Japan Partnership Prospered Despite Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Commentary / August 11, 2020
There has been little diplomatic conflict between the United States and Japan over the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII, but that stability could change in the future writes...
Leaders from the ASEAN league gather onstage at the 33rd ASEAN Summit in 2018 in Singapore.

Southeast Asia's Approach to China and the Future of the Region

Commentary / August 10, 2020
In an interview with The Diplomat, Donald Emmerson discusses how factors like the South China Sea, U.S.-China competition, and how COVID-19 are affecting relations between Southeast Asia, China, and...
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Stanford professor sees Hagia Sophia as a “time tunnel” linking Ottomans to the Roman Empire

Commentary / August 7, 2020
Stanford history professor says conquest narratives don’t fully explain Hagia Sophia’s lasting legacy.
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The Ministry of Made-Up Pages: Yemen-Based Actors Impersonate Government Agencies to Spread Anti-Houthi Content

Blog / August 6, 2020
We analyzed a now-suspended network of Facebook Pages, Groups, and profiles linked to individuals in Yemen. We found accounts that impersonated government ministries in Saudi Arabia, posts that...
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A statement on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Commentary / August 6, 2020
The Science and Security Board calls on all countries to reject the fantasy that nuclear weapons can provide a permanent basis for global security and to refrain from pursuing new nuclear weapons...
A traffic sign pointing to the county health department.

Attacks on Public Health Officials During COVID-19

Commentary / August 6, 2020
SHP's Michelle Mello writes in this commentary in JAMA Network that the attacks on and harassment of public health officials for taking steps to protect their communities from COVID-19 is...
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Partitioning the Curve — Interstate Travel Restrictions During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Commentary / August 5, 2020
Many jurisdictions have responded to the unevenness of the COVID-19 pandemic by battening down their borders. SHP's David Studdert and Michelle Mello take a deep dive into the legalities of...
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Why the atomic bombing of Hiroshima would be illegal today Global Webinar

Commentary / August 5, 2020
The Bulletin hosted a global webinar featuring Scott Sagan, Bulletin SASB member and Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University; Allen Weiner, director of the Stanford...
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Exploring the sustainability of the Indian sugar industry

News / August 4, 2020
Researchers analyzed the interconnected food, water and energy challenges that arise from the sugar industry in India – the second-largest producer of sugar worldwide – and how the political economy...
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Moment Caught On Film Becomes Historic Photo

Commentary / August 4, 2020
Inside the Russian Federal Nuclear Center for Technical Physics, Russian scientist Vladimir Shmakov saw a familiar photo on the cover of Doomed to Cooperate, Siegfried Hecker’s 2016 book on the...
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How Might the Sleeper Agents From “The Americans” Interfere in the Election?

Commentary / August 4, 2020
As the November 2020 presidential election approaches, it is worth imagining how a foreign adversary might attempt to intervene in the domestic political process.
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Stanford e-Tottori: An Oasis of Promise

Blog / August 4, 2020
When I first visited Tottori Prefecture’s iconic sand dunes a few years ago, I was reminded of other places, including deserts and long beaches, that I have visited where the path seemed like an...
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Norman Naimark Awarded the 2020 Norris and Carol Hundley Award

News / July 31, 2020
Norman Naimark received the 2020 Norris and Carol Hundley Award from the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association
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Delaying Doomsday

Commentary / July 30, 2020
Debak Das, Scott Sagan and Rupal Mehta discuss Mehta's new book, Delaying Doomsday: The Politics of Nuclear Rerversal, with James Goldgeier, Co-Director of Bridging the Gap.
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Two Faces of Russian Information Operations: Coronavirus Coverage in Spanish

Blog / July 30, 2020
RT en Español leaves coronavirus-related disinformation to other sites in the Russia-aligned information space.
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Where is Russia Heading in 2020?

Commentary / July 30, 2020
Russia seemed a country on the rise globally, with President Vladimir Putin well on his way to lengthening his time in power. But he faces serious headwinds with COVID 19, the virus’s economic impact...
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The Future to Be Inherited

Blog / July 28, 2020
Starting something new from scratch is always challenging. Though it requires huge amounts of effort and contains the possibility of not working out, I believe that it is absolutely worth exploring a...
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Ran Abramitzky Appointed H&S Senior Associate Dean of Social Sciences

News / July 28, 2020
Professor of economics Ran Abramitzky has been named the new senior associate dean of the social sciences in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He will begin his term on September 1, 2020.
[left: image] Oriana Skylar Mastro, [right: text] Congratulations, Oriana Skylar Mastro, Recipient of the 2020 America in the World Consortium Prize for 'Best Policy Article' from Duke University, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and Texas University at Austin

Oriana Skylar Mastro Awarded America in the World Consortium Prize for Best Policy Article

News / July 27, 2020
Mastro, who begins her role as FSI Center Fellow on August 1, has won the AWC Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy award for her insights on how China leverages ambiguity to...

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