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"Vaccine Passport” Certification — Policy and Ethical Considerations

Commentary / March 31, 2021
As the Biden administration considers a national COVID-19 "vaccine passport" program, David Studdert, a professor of medicine at Stanford Health Policy and a professor of law at Stanford...
[Left] Graphic of missile, Taiwan flag, and China flag; [Right] Oriana Skylar Mastro

No Credible Military Defense of Taiwan: Oriana Skylar Mastro on the Munk Debates Podcast

News / March 31, 2021
The United States can no longer rely solely on its own military capability or influence to deter Chinese aggression against Taiwan, argues Oriana Skylar Mastro on a new episode of the Munk Debates...
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Joe Biden’s Killer Comment: Undiplomatic, but the End of U.S.-Russia Relations?

Commentary / March 30, 2021
Putin may not like being called a killer—who would? However, when he sees engagement with Biden can advance his goals, he will engage.
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Stanford’s Lin says new Aspen disinformation commission will wrestle with ‘how to incentivize doing the right thing'

News / March 29, 2021
Stanford University’s Herb Lin, a member of the Aspen Institute’s new Commission on Information Disorder, says “cyber-enabled information warfare” poses an existential threat that in many ways defies...
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Stanford Scholar Explores Humans’ Complicated History with Earth’s Mineral Riches in New Book

News / March 29, 2021
With the support of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Gabrielle Hecht will research and write a new book about the mineral riches humans have turned the world inside out to unearth.
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Some Humility About Transparency

Blog / March 24, 2021
In a new blog post, Daphne Keller, Director of the Program on Platform Regulation at the Cyber Policy Center, looks at the need for transparency when it comes to content moderation and asks, what...
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Rebuilding U.S.-German Relations: Harder than it Appears

Commentary / March 24, 2021
The German government and many Germans breathed a sigh of relief when Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in November. Mr. Trump damaged U.S. relations with its trans-Atlantic allies, and he often...
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Stanford economist and others assess aquaculture’s promise and peril

News / March 24, 2021
Twenty years ago, a Stanford-led analysis sparked controversy by highlighting fish farming’s damage to ocean fisheries. Now a follow-up study takes stock of the industry’s progress and points to...
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What Japan and the U.S. Can Learn from Each Other

Commentary / March 23, 2021
Japan Program Director Kiyoteru Tsutsui explores the cost of racial division versus the cost of homogeneity by comparing the experiences of Japan and the United States.
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Asia Matters Podcast: China Faces Up to its Biggest Challenges

News / March 23, 2021
On the Asia Matters podcast, Andrew Peaple speaks to economists Tao Wang and Jinny Yan, and academic Scott Rozelle about China's economy.
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Live Long and Prosper… and Stand Back

Blog / March 22, 2021
In his March 15, 2021 lecture for SPICE’s Reischauer Scholars Program, actor George Takei—who played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek—added “and Stand Back” to the iconic Star...
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Statement Against the Rise of Anti-Asian Racism and Violence

News / March 22, 2021
The constant exercise of care and vigilance, moral courage and fortitude, consideration and sympathy are all required to address this bane on our history and society.
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Biden’s Foreign Policy: What We Can Expect for China, Russia and Iran

News / March 17, 2021
On the World Class Podcast, experts discuss how the Biden Administration should navigate three of America’s most challenging bilateral relationships.
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Biden's Afghanistan Decision

Commentary / March 17, 2021
President Biden has inherited America’s longest war—the war in Afghanistan—at a critical moment. Under the Trump administration’s deal with the Taliban, the US government is supposed to withdraw...
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Why America will never be safe from cyberattacks

News / March 17, 2021
The U.S. government is still managing the fallout from two separate, massive cyberattacks linked to Russian and Chinese hackers, with a White House task force meeting this past Monday to probe the...
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What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 3)

Blog / March 16, 2021
Reflections of nine students on the website "What Does It Mean To Be an American?"
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APARC Names 2021-22 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows

News / March 15, 2021
Political scientist Dr. Diana Stanescu and sociologist Mary-Collier Wilks will join APARC as Shorenstein postdoctoral fellows on contemporary Asia for the 2021-22 academic year.
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Politico: Biden Bets Big on Asia

News / March 15, 2021
Jude Blanchette from CSIS recommends Scott Rozelle's new book "Invisible China" saying, "If you’re thinking seriously about China’s future trajectory, it’s imperative you read...
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Stanford experts discuss the lessons and legacy of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Q&A / March 12, 2021
A decade after a powerful earthquake and tsunami set off the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown in Japan, Stanford experts discuss revelations about radiation from the disaster, advances in...
[Left] Oriana Skylar Mastro; [Right] Logo for 'Policy, Guns, and Money: The ASPI Podcast'

Breaking Down Assumptions about China's Taiwan Strategy

News / March 12, 2021
FSI Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro joins the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's podcast to discuss how she sees China's strategy towards Taiwan and reunification changing as...
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Politico: 'Beijing's Visions of American Decline'

News / March 11, 2021
Scott Rozelle is quoted in the Politico China Watcher newsletter speaking about China's Five Year Plan and what's missing. Rozelle focusses on China's need to dedicate more resources...
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A Story One Year in the Telling: the Stanford COVID Modeling Project

News / March 11, 2021
The Stanford-CIDE Coronavirus Simulation Model was established in the frightening days when the world was realizing a deadly virus in China would become a pandemic. A look at its accomplishments and...
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Gi-Wook Shin on Racism in South Korea

Q&A / March 11, 2021
Protections against gender and sexual discrimination are increasing in South Korea, but addressing longstanding racial discriminations based in nationalism and building a multicultural identity still...
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What’s ‘Communist’ about the Communist Party of China?

News / March 11, 2021
Is the Chinese Communist Party really communist at all? Expert Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, weighs in.
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Stanford faculty and guest speakers from around the country examine issues of race in STEM fields

News / March 11, 2021
A new three-quarter sequence of courses provides insights from scholars around the nation on research related to race in the fields of science, technology and medicine, as well as their own lived...

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