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Contact Tracing Model Shows Potential Impact Against COVID-19, Yet Obstacles Abound

News / August 21, 2020
While there is no national, cohesive COVID-19 contact tracing plan, SHP's Joshua Salomon writes that it's important to continue to invest in contact tracing capacity now, because once we...
Religious artifacts in the city of Nagasaki lay destroyed after the dropping of the atomic bomb on the city, September 1945

Hiroshima and the Myths of Military Targets and Unconditional Surrender

News / August 21, 2020
Every year, in early August, new articles appear that debate whether the dropping of the atomic bombs in 1945 was justified. Earlier this month, the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki...
[Left] Gerald Sim, [Right] the cover of 'Postcolonial Hangups in Southeast Asian Cinema'

A New Look at Cinema in Southeast Asia from Former LKC Fellow Gerald Sim

News / August 20, 2020
Gerald Sim, a former Lee Kong Chian Fellow with the Southeast Asia Program, explores how Southeast Asian identities, histories, and cultures are portrayed in film in a new book, ‘Postcolonial Hangups...
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Q&A with Daphne Keller of the Program on Platform Regulation

Q&A / August 20, 2020
Keller explains some of the issues currently surrounding platform regulation
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New START: Why An Extension Is In America's National Interest

News / August 19, 2020
Failing to renew the New START arms control treaty with Russia “is not a wise direction of travel,” said Rose Gottemoeller, a former Deputy Secretary General of NATO who ranked as one of President...
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Teacher Resources on China: Immigration, Inclusion, and Equality

News / August 18, 2020
“Technology & Humanity: Contemporary China and Asia for K–12 Grade Classrooms” was the broad but timely theme of a virtual teachers workshop convened by Asia Society of Northern California on...
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Senate Committee Releases Report on Russian Interference in 2016 U.S. Election

News / August 18, 2020
The findings show the Trump Campaign's interactions with Russian intelligence agencies posed what they're calling a "grave" threat to U.S. counterintelligence. For more, KCBS...
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An 8-Point Plan to Tackle COVID-19 Among Women in Mumbai Slums

News / August 14, 2020
“We’ve never been closer to each other or to those we serve," says Health Policy PhD candidate Suhani Jalota, founder of the Myna Mahila Foundation, a Mumbai-based women’s health and employment...
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Which countries will get COVID-19 vaccine first? It could come down to money

News / August 13, 2020
CISAC Senior Fellow David Relman worries that developing countries may be left behind and hundreds of thousands of lives are on the line.
graphic with corona viruses, stylized flags of Iran and Israel, and the hastag covid1948

#Covid1948: The Spread of an Anti-Israel Hashtag

Blog / August 13, 2020
An Investigation into a coordinated hashtag on Twitter.
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Call for Stanford Student Applications: APARC Hiring 2020-21 Research Assistants

News / August 13, 2020
To support Stanford students working in the area of contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center is offering research assistant positions for the fall, winter, and spring quarters of the...
Chinese railroad workers

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.
COVID-19 written in chalk

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...
Anna Grzymala-Busse

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...
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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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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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...
A map of the United States.

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

News / 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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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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