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President Biden and President Suga walk through the Rose Garden colonnade at the White House

China Looms Large, Despite a Strong US-Japan Alliance

Commentary / May 14, 2021
From Taiwan and the Senkaku Islands to economics, trade, and human rights issues in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, the U.S.-Japan alliance has plenty to tackle with its policies towards China.
Worried woman in face mask.

California's Latinos Hit Hard At All Levels by Pandemic

News / May 13, 2021
Latinos, the state’s largest ethnic group, have faced greater exposure to COVID-19 and has contracted and died from the coronavirus at higher rates than non-Hispanic whites, according to a study led...
COVID-19 Vaccine Illustration

Encouraging Sign: Many California Prisoners Willing To Be Vaccinated

News / May 12, 2021
Two-thirds of the nearly 100,000 incarcerated residents in California's 35 prisons were offered COVID-19 vaccines and 66.5% of those accepted at least one dose, according to a new Stanford study...
Encina Hall, Stanford

Harold Trinkunas Appointed as Interim Co-Director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation

News / May 12, 2021
Trinkunas, whose research examines issues related to foreign policy, governance and security, particularly in Latin America, will lead the center along with FSI Senior Fellow Rodney Ewing.
President Joe Biden with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

The Illegality of Targeting Civilians by Way of Belligerent Reprisal: Implications for U.S. Nuclear Doctrine

Commentary / May 10, 2021
Scott Sagan and Allen Weiner argue that for legal, ethical, and strategic reasons, it is time for the United States to affirmatively recognize the customary international law prohibition on targeting...
Autonomous caregiver robot is holding a insulin syringe, giving it to an senior adult woman, concept ambient assisted living

The Unfolding Relationship Between Human Workers and Robots in an Aging World

News / May 7, 2021
On the Freakonomics Radio podcast, Karen Eggleston and Yong Suk Lee discuss their research into the effects of robots on staffing in Japanese nursing homes.
takedown report headliner

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.
Illustration of COVID Risks

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.
Santiago Calderon at Harvard University for debate tournament

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.
Stanford University Hoover Tower

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...
United States Capitol Building from an angle

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.
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.
Brandon Cho at Todaiji Temple, Nara

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.
Portrait of Swe Win with text "2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award Recipient"

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...
President Biden walking

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.”
Book cover for "Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise" showing a man watering a field in front of high rise buildings.

Economist Global Business Review Lists 'Invisible China' in their article, Five Books You Shouldn't Miss This Year | Editor-in-Chief Recommendations

News / April 23, 2021
The Economist Global Business Review listed the Invisible China as one of the five notable books in 2021. This list is made by the editors from the Economist for the World Reading Day (April 23, 2021...
[Left] Hong Kong skyline; [Right] Encina Hall, Stanford

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...
President Biden and President Suga walk through the Rose Garden colonnade at the White House

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.
Sakura (cherry blossoms) in Kobe City

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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