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News / September 20, 2018

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How growing time constraints impact primary care physicians and patients

News / September 19, 2018

Some 450 million patient visits to primary care clinics occur in the United States each year. And as the shortage of doctors grows larger each year, primary care teams face increasing pressure both during patient encounters and outside the examining room.

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Episode 202: Identity and Its Discontents

Commentary / September 19, 2018

Join Francis Fukuyama and Richard Aldous as they discuss where did the modern notion of identity politics come from—and how can nations address particular demands for recognition without eroding a common sense of belonging? Listen here.

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National identity crisis makes the US more like the Middle East

Commentary / September 19, 2018

"If there is a single lesson to be learned from the contemporary Middle East, it is that national identity is critical to the success of any political system. That identity needs to be liberal and inclusive, encompassing a country’s de facto diversity.

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The Economist asks: Francis Fukuyama

Commentary / September 19, 2018

The age of ideological struggle failed to end with the Cold War.  Francis Fukuyama, who coined the phrase “the end of history”, talks to Anne McElvoy about the rise of identity politics, whether there is any force that can rival it, and which party is playing the identity game better in the American midterms. Listen here.

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Opinion: Next Korea, Next Generation

Commentary / September 19, 2018

Researchers in the Korea Program regularly contribute to Korean media on the Korean affairs ranging from education and economics to politics and North Korea nuclear issues. The articles are in Korean language.

Anticipation and Concerns Mount Ahead of the 3rd Inter-Korean Summit (Joyce Lee, September 19, 2018)

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Determining the cost-effectiveness of an innvovative cancer therapy for children

News / September 18, 2018

A cutting-edge treatment for blood cancer in children with promising short-term remission rates has nevertheless come under intense scrutiny due to its unprecedented cost. So Stanford researchers set out to determine whether the treatment is cost-effective. 

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SPICE launches redesigned online store

News / September 14, 2018

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new online store! The new SPICE Store, located at spicestore.stanford.edu, has been completely redesigned to serve you better. Now it’s easier to navigate, filter, search, and find the titles you want.

To celebrate our launch, we’re holding a 15%-off sale for all curriculum ordered at spicestore.stanford.edu through September 30, 2018. Use coupon code LAUNCHSALE during checkout to redeem your discount.

Visit our new SPICE Store today!

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CVID approach to North Korea's nuclear program faces significant challenges

News / September 13, 2018

The recent developments in North Korea's summit diplomacy and the feasibility of CVID (complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement) of the nuclear program have received unprecedented responses, both optimistic and pessimistic, from the international community.

Please stay tuned to this page for APARC researchers' commentary and analysis on the CVID of the North Korean nuclear program through articles published in various news media.

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Michael McFaul's testimony to Congress on Russian sanctions

News / September 6, 2018

The following is Michael McFaul’s testimony before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee regarding sanctions on Russia, given on September 6, 2018.

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From sand dunes to Detective Conan

Blog / September 6, 2018

Comedian Conan O’Brien recently announced that he will visit Hokuei City (aka “Conan Town”) in Tottori Prefecture, Japan, which is well known for its sand dunes and the manga character, Detective Conan. Detective Conan was created by artist Gosho Aoyama, who was born in Hokuei. In fact, Tottori’s main airport is called the Tottori Sand Dunes Conan Airport. Tourists from the United States and other countries are drawn to the sand dunes and the “Manga Kingdom,” a nickname for Tottori because it is the home prefecture of many famous manga artists like Aoyama.

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Against Identity Politics

Commentary / September 6, 2018

"The nature of modern identity, however, is to be changeable. Some individuals may persuade themselves that their identity is based on their biology and is outside their control. But citizens of modern societies have multiple identities, ones that are shaped by social interactions. People have identities defined by their race, gender, workplace, education, affinities, and nation. And although the logic of identity politics is to divide societies into small, self-regarding groups, it is also possible to create identities that are broader and more integrative.

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American Institutions Are Holding Up—But Are Americans?

Commentary / September 6, 2018

"The midterm elections in November will be some of the most important in American history. Democratic publics can and do make mistakes, but if they fail to correct those mistakes, they are in deep trouble," writes Francis Fukuyama, CDDRL Mosbacher Director. Read here.

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Back-to-school cyber reading – seven Stanford undergraduate theses reveal major themes for 2018-2019

Blog / September 5, 2018

As publics and policymakers are becoming more aware of the gravity of cyber related activities and potential disruption, Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation honors undergraduate alumni have produced cutting-edge work to address major cyber issues in their final theses.

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An epidemic of poor-quality health care claims 5 million lives each year in lower-income countries

News / September 5, 2018

The number of deaths due to poor-quality health care is estimated to be five times higher than the annual global deaths from HIV/AIDS — and three times more than deaths from diabetes. That amounts to 5 million deaths per year in 137 low- and middle-income countries as a result of poor-quality care.

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Steven Pifer, new CISAC and TEC fellow, to focus on international security

News / September 5, 2018

Ambassador Steven Pifer, BA ’76, a top expert in U.S.-European relations, arms control and security issues and retired State Department Foreign Service officer, has been named to a new senior position at Stanford University.

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APARC Announces New Name for Affiliates Program

News / August 31, 2018

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) is excited to announce that its Corporate Affiliates Program has been renamed the Global Affiliates Program effective September 1, 2018.

The new name reflects the program’s evolution over the course of its history. In particular, it more accurately describes the increasingly diverse base of Asian organizations that partner with APARC as affiliate members. Our affiliates span a broad continuum including governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit establishments.

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Climate change projected to increase insect-driven crop loss

News / August 31, 2018

But new research is showing that climate change is expected to accelerate rates of crop loss due to the activity of another group of hungry creatures — insects. A paper published Aug. 31 in the journal Science reports that insect activity in today's temperate, crop-growing regions will rise along with temperatures. Researchers project that this activity, in turn, will boost worldwide losses of rice, corn and wheat by 10-25 percent for each degree Celsius that global mean surface temperatures rise.

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A billion guns worldwide lead to public health burden of homicides and suicides, particularly in United States

Commentary / August 30, 2018

In the most comprehensive investigation of its kind, the findings published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), show 64 percent of firearm-related deaths were homicides, 27 percent were suicides and 9 percent were unintentional deaths. “This constitutes a major public health problem for humanity,” said Stanford Health Policy’s David Studdert.

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Are the opioid companies responsible for the epidemic?

Q&A / August 30, 2018

In this Q&A, Stanford Law Professors Michelle Mello, an expert in health law and core faculty member at Stanford Health Policy, and Nora Freeman Engstrom, an expert in tort law and complex litigation, explain the scope of the opioid problem and discuss the latest cases and legal challenges.

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Indirect child casualties of conflict far outnumber direct combatant deaths in Africa

News / August 30, 2018

More children die from the indirect impact of armed conflict in Africa than those killed in the crossfire and on the battlefields, according to a new study by Stanford researchers. The study is the first comprehensive analysis of the large and lingering effects of armed conflicts — civil wars, rebellions and interstate conflicts — on the health of noncombatants.

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Huntington’s Legacy

Commentary / August 28, 2018

"Samuel Huntington was not right about everything. Rather, his greatness lay in his ability to conceptualize big ideas in a wide variety of fields," writes Francis Fukuyama in this comparative article. Read here.

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