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One Face, Many Names: An Investigation into Fake NGOs and Media Outlets Linked to Harouna Douamba on and off Facebook

Blog / May 6, 2021
A Facebook takedown exposes a network of NGO and media entities linked to Harouna Douamba.
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The Importance of Risk Perceptions During Pandemic Shutdowns

News / May 6, 2021
A new Stanford study suggests that people’s perceptions of their own risks play an important role in their actions — and that shelter-in-place policies influence what they do, but not to the extent...
Indian army convoy carrying reinforcement and supplies.

The Crisis after the Crisis: How Ladakh Will Shape India’s Competition with China

Commentary / May 5, 2021
The border crisis in Ladakh may end in war or peace — or it may never end.
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How SPICE’s China Scholars Program Accelerated My Love for International Relations

Blog / May 4, 2021
The following reflection is a guest post written by Santiago Calderon, an alumnus of the China Scholars Program, which is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 course.
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China Scholars Program Online Course Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

News / May 3, 2021
Applications are open for the Fall 2021 session of the China Scholars Program, an intensive, college-level online course on contemporary China for U.S. high school students. Apply by June 15, 2021.
"Patterns of Impunity" by Robert King on a backgorund showing the flags of North Korea, South Korea, and the United States.

Why North Korean Human Rights Matter: Book Talk with Robert R. King

News / April 29, 2021
In his new book, "Patterns of Impunity," Ambassador King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights from 2009 to 2017, shines a spotlight on the North Korean human rights crisis...
A woman walks past a mural referring to the Covid-19 coronavirus painted on a wall on December 10, 2020 in New Delhi, India.

How COVID-19 Disproportionately Impacts People with Chronic Conditions in India

News / April 28, 2021
A collaborative study by a group of researchers including APARC’s Karen Eggleston documents the adverse effects of COVID-19 on people with chronic conditions in India, particularly among poor, rural...
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When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

News / April 28, 2021
Professor Erin Baggot Carter tells us how autocratic lobbying affects political outcomes and media coverage in democracies.
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A Journey Through Time: The RSP as a Gateway from the Past to My Future

Blog / April 27, 2021
The following reflection is a guest post written by Brandon Cho, an alumnus of the Reischauer Scholars Program. The Instructor of the RSP is Naomi Funahashi.
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Swe Win, Editor-in-Chief of Myanmar Now, to Receive 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award

News / April 27, 2021
An esteemed investigative journalist and human rights defender, Swe Win is the recipient of the twentieth Shorenstein Award. He currently leads the editorial team of the independent news agency...
A busy crosswalk in a city with many people crossing the street in China.

The Conversation: If China’s Middle Class Continues to Thrive and Grow, What Will it Mean for the Rest of the World?

News / April 27, 2021
Amitrajeet Batabyal quotes Scott Rozelle in his article discussing China's status as a middle-income nation and their possible rise to high-income.
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The first 100 days: Breaking with Trump on Russia

Commentary / April 26, 2021
President Joe Biden is the first president since the Cold War to begin his term not seeking closer relations with Russia; there will be no “reset.”
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Predoctoral Spotlight: Shan Huang on Development and Urban Politics in Hong Kong

Q&A / April 22, 2021
Meet Shan Huang, a Stanford doctoral candidate in anthropology and a 2020-21 APARC predoctoral fellow, whose dissertation provides an ethnographic account of Hong Kong’s political culture in the post...
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U.S. and Japan Gear Up for a New Era of Competition with China

Commentary / April 21, 2021
The time is near when other Asian nations will have to pick a side in the great power competition between the United States and China, says Japan Program Director Kiyoteru Tsutsui.
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Winners Announced for the Spring 2020 and the Fall 2020 Stanford e-Japan Award

News / April 20, 2021
In Summer 2021, top students of the Spring 2020 and the Fall 2020 Stanford e-Japan courses will be honored through an event at Stanford University.
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David D. Laitin awarded 2021 Johan Skytte Prize

News / April 19, 2021
The Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, known by many as the “Nobel Prize in Political Science,” is being awarded for the 27th consecutive year. This year’s recipient is David D. Laitin, for his...
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US Slaps Russia With Sanctions Plus For SolarWinds Hack

News / April 16, 2021
The White House Executive Order comes on the same day that CISA and CNMF issue SolarWinds-related malware analysis and NSA-CISA-FBI issue a joint advisory warning of ongoing SVR exploitation of known...
[Top left] Gi-Wook Shin; [top right] Roberta Cohen; [bottom left] Tomás Ojea Quintana; [bottom right] Joon Oh

Using the UN to Create Accountability for Human Rights Crimes in North Korea

News / April 15, 2021
Experts on human rights agree that the UN needs to work through multiple channels to support ongoing investigations and build evidence for future litigations in order to create accountability and...
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Ceremony Honors Top Students from SPICE’s Regional Programs in Japan

News / April 14, 2021
On March 29, 2021, a virtual award ceremony was held to honor the 2020 Regional Programs in Japan honorees.
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Nord Stream 2: Background, objections, and possible outcomes

Commentary / April 14, 2021
Nord Stream 2 is an almost-finished natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. The Biden administration opposes it and has come under congressional pressure to invoke sanctions to prevent its...
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Partner, Competitor, and Challenger: Thoughts on the Future of America’s China Strategy

News / April 14, 2021
Ryan Hass, Michael H. Armacost Chair in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, discusses the future of US-China relations. Can we find room for cooperation in this contentious...
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SPICE Recognizes Top Students in Stanford e-Japan and the Reischauer Scholars Program

News / April 13, 2021
On March 26, 2021, a virtual award ceremony was held to honor SPICE’s Spring and Fall 2019 Stanford e-Japan honorees and 2020 Reischauer Scholars Program honorees.
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New Book by Thomas Fingar Offers Guidance to Government Appointees

News / April 13, 2021
Drawing on his experience implementing one of the most comprehensive reforms to the national security establishment, APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar provides newly appointed government officials with a...

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