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Developments On The Coronavirus

News / July 27, 2020
Dr. David Relman, infectious diseases expert and microbiologist at Stanford Medicine, discusses the Oxford vaccine candidate and just how deadly COVID-19 can be.
[left: image] Oriana Skylar Mastro, [right: text] Congratulations, Oriana Skylar Mastro, Recipient of the 2020 America in the World Consortium Prize for 'Best Policy Article' from Duke University, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and Texas University at Austin

Oriana Skylar Mastro Awarded America in the World Consortium Prize for Best Policy Article

News / July 27, 2020
Mastro, who begins her role as FSI Center Fellow on August 1, has won the AWC Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy award for her insights on how China leverages ambiguity to...
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Announcing the Election Integrity Partnership

News / July 27, 2020
A new partnership with Stanford Internet Observatory, the Program on Democracy and the Internet, DFRLab, Graphika and the University of Washington's Center for an Informed Public will tackle...
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award

News / July 24, 2020
PhD students awarded Arvind Krishnamurthy, the John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance, the PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award during a virtual ceremony.
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FSI’s Incoming Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses Chinese Ambitions, Deteriorating U.S.-China Relations

Q&A / July 23, 2020
Mastro, whose appointment as a Center Fellow at Shorenstein APARC begins on August 1, considers the worsening relations between the world’s two largest economies, analyzes Chinese maritime ambitions...
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Preparing for Infectious Diseases, Natural Disasters and Terrorist Attacks

News / July 23, 2020
The CDC called on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to develop a set of national, evidence-based guidelines for public health emergency preparedness and response. The...
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A Closer Look at Samsung Offers Insights into South Korean Society

News / July 23, 2020
On the Business Insider's podcast "Brought to You By. . .", APARC and the Korea Program Director Gi-Wook Shin discusses how Samsung Electronics became so entwined with the history and...
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Don't Take Our Allies for Granted, Even Japan

Commentary / July 22, 2020
As political tensions in the Asia-Pacific increase, Kiyoteru Tsutsui, senior fellow and Japan Program director, cautions the United States from taking long-standing economic and military allies like...
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Four Stanford e-Japan Alumni Awarded Yanai Tadashi Foundation Scholarships

News / July 21, 2020
In 2015, SPICE launched the inaugural online course, Stanford e-Japan, for high school students in Japan.
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Why the atomic bombing of Hiroshima would be illegal today

Commentary / July 20, 2020
The archival record makes clear that killing large numbers of civilians was the primary purpose of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The attack would be illegal today for violating three major...
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Testing the limits of China and Brazil’s partnership

News / July 20, 2020
During the periods when it sought international autonomy, Brazil has found in China an attractive partner in criticizing the liberal international order fostered by the United States in the wake of...
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New White Paper on China's Full-Spectrum Information Operations

Blog / July 20, 2020
The white paper, in collaboration with the Hoover Institution, dives into China’s capabilities and raises an important question: how do states with full-spectrum propaganda capabilities put them to...
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We've seen this movie before [on Ukraine]

Commentary / July 19, 2020
Volodymyr Zelensky swept to victory in Ukraine’s spring 2019 presidential election because he promised renewed reform and a real fight against corruption. Today, the reality looks quite different.
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Millions of Children at Risk of Measles as Vaccination Campaigns Take Back Seat to COVID-19

Commentary / July 17, 2020
SHP's Eran Bendavid Warns that millions of young children around the world are at risk of missing their measles vaccines as health-care workers focus on COVID-19.
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Bringing technical expertise to policy debates

Commentary / July 17, 2020
Profile of a CISAC Fellow: Jason Reinhardt, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories
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Suicide prevention content in multiple languages on major platforms

Blog / July 16, 2020
Google, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram feature suicide prevention resources on English language searches in the US, but are those resources available to a broader audience? Performance varies across...
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The Science of Trinity

Commentary / July 16, 2020
Siegfried Hecker, former director of both Los Alamos National Laboratories and the Center for International Cooperation and Security, reflects on the meaning of the Trinity nuclear weapons test and...
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Researchers Develop New Method for Projecting Future Wellness of Aging Populations

News / July 16, 2020
Asia Health Policy Director Karen Eggleston and her colleagues unveil a multistate transition microsimulation model that produces rigorous projections of the health and functional status of older...
Location of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and sampling location. OTZ and AQC stand for Ottozawa and aqua culture center in Okuma town, respectively.

Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns released particulates with plutonium

Commentary / July 15, 2020
A new study reveals particles that were released from nuclear plants damaged in the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami contained small amounts of radioactive plutonium.
The Fukushima Dai’ichi Nuclear Power Plant in northeastern Japan.

Being Clear-Eyed About Citizen Science in the Age of COVID-19

Commentary / July 15, 2020
An anthropologist explores the network of citizen monitoring capabilities that developed after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011 for what they might teach all of us about such...
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Democracy in South Korea is Crumbling from Within

Commentary / July 14, 2020
South Korea is following global trends as it slides toward a “democratic depression,” warns APARC’s Gi-Wook Shin. But the dismantling of South Korean democracy by chauvinistic populism and political...
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CoviDB Speaker Series

News / July 14, 2020
In collaboration with TeachAids, Stanford Medicine, and the University of California, San Francisco, SPICE is helping to develop the CoviDB Speaker Series, which seeks to provide free online videos...

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