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Tehran Times does rare Q&A with Hecker on nuclear cooperation

News / June 2, 2014
In a rare and exclusive interview in the Tehran Times, Siegfried Hecker tells Iranian journalist Kourosh Ziabari that the only way forward for the country's nuclear program is through international cooperation.
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Biggest Post-IPO Challenge: Maintaining Pace of Innovation

News / June 1, 2014
As CEOs who have gone through the process of taking a Chinese company public in the U.S., Chenchao (CC) Zhuang of Qunar and David Xueling Li of YY Inc. shared what they view as the biggest advantages and challenges post IPO for their respective companies.
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Why the US should keep cooperating with Russia on nuclear security

Commentary / May 30, 2014

In this commentary in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, CISAC's Siegfried Hecker and Peter Davis argue that the United States should continue cooperating with the Russians on nuclear security despite worsening ties over Moscow's actions in Ukraine. They argue it is in the best interest of both countires to prevent the proliferation of nulcear weapons and global nuclear terrorism.

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Three trends in the shifting landscape of China’s digital space

News / May 30, 2014
In front of a packed audience at the Stanford Center at Peking University, Victor Koo, Chairman and CEO of Youku Tudou Inc., described the convergence of China and Silicon Valley in terms of innovation.
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Hecker and Davis: Keep collaborating with Russia on nuclear security

Commentary / May 30, 2014
In this commentary in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Siegfried Hecker and Peter Davis argue the United States must continue cooperating with the Russians on nuclear security despite worsening ties over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.
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Symposium brings top fisheries experts to Beijing

News / May 30, 2014
From May 13-15, 2014, FSE director Roz Naylor convened a meeting of leading global experts in fisheries, aquaculture and ocean science, to share research on how China's fish industry can meet the country's growing food security needs.
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Jonathan Mayer talks to CBS about his MetaPhone app on personal data

News / May 30, 2014
CISAC cybersecurity fellow Jonathan Mayer talks to CBS News about the Android app he created, which asks volunteers to volunteer their phone records to learn what could be uncovered by metadata collected by the NSA.
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Eikenberry: Afghans must take charge of their own destiny

Q&A / May 29, 2014
In this Q&A, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry says it's time for Afghanistan to take charge of its own destiny and agrees with President Obama's timeline for the drawdown of U.S. troops.
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Faculty Spotlight: Xueguang Zhou

News / May 29, 2014
Xueguang Zhou recently spoke with the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center about his route to Stanford and his research focus on China’s urbanization and bureaucracy.
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European Union can overcome extremism vote, Stanford faculty say

News / May 29, 2014

Appeared in Stanford Report, May 29, 2014

By Clifton B. Parker

The electoral eruption of anti-European Union populism is a reflection of structural flaws in that body but does not represent a fatal political blow, according to Stanford scholars.

In the May 25 elections for the European Parliament, anti-immigration parties won 140 of the 751 seats, well short of control, but enough to rattle supporters of the EU, which has 28 member nations. In Britain, Denmark, France and Greece, the political fringe vote totals stunned the political establishments.

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Tackling Malnutrition Among China's Rural Babies

News / May 29, 2014
FSI's Rural Education Action Program finds that half of rural babies in China are anemic, and many have cognitive and motor skill delays. A nutritional intervention program cut anemia rates substantially.
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The American Calculus of Military Intervention

Commentary / May 28, 2014

Military interventions have traditionally been a source of controversy in the United States. But America’s appetite for the dispatch of armed forces has been diminished greatly by factors that have primarily emerged in the 21st century. These include, most painfully, the protracted campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq that have made US political and military leaders more cautious about waging wars to end tyranny or internal disorder in foreign lands.

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The American Calculus of Military Intervention

Commentary / May 28, 2014
Debates on military intervention are complicated by a network of political, security and economic interests that must be balanced when contemplating this option. In this IISS commentary, CISAC's Karl Eikenberry talks about how four factors heavily influence the current calculus.
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FSE Director is keynote speaker at Food Systems Summit

News / May 28, 2014
FSE Director Roz Naylor gave a keynote address at The University of Vermont's Food Systems Summit held in Burlington, VT on June 17-18. Naylor discussed her forthcoming edited volume on global food security.
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Stanford fellow to serve as chargé d’affaires at US Embassy New Delhi

News / May 27, 2014
Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, the Koret Fellow at FSI's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, has been named the chargé d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy New Delhi. She was asked to step in to replace retiring Ambassador Nancy Powell, with the formation of a new government under Narendra Modi.
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Caixin Column 9: China's Most Vulnerable Children

Commentary / May 26, 2014
REAP co-director Scott Rozelle and Linxiu Zhang build on a ten-part series for Caixin Magazine titled, "Inequality 2030: Glimmering Hope in China in a Future Facing Extreme Despair." In his ninth column, Rozelle & Zhang discuss China's left-behind children.
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财新专栏9:中国最弱势儿童

Commentary / May 26, 2014
所有贫困农村地区儿童都急需更良好的教育、更全面的营养以及更高质量的医疗
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You're Never Too Old to Be Studied

Commentary / May 22, 2014
When older patients seek health care, they are unwittingly enrolling in an experiment: Will medical procedures that have been proved effective mainly on the young also help the elderly?
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Former prime minister of Australia shares insights on US-China diplomacy

News / May 21, 2014
Kevin Rudd, Australia's 26th prime minister and China scholar, said a new type of relationship could be forged between the United States and China if they focus on global public goods.
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Program on Arab Reform and Democracy welcomes new leadership

News / May 20, 2014
This summer CDDRL is welcoming new leadership to oversee the growth and development of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy, one of the Center's principle research program's examining contemporary issues of political development in the Arab world. CDDRL Pre-doctoral Fellow Hesham Sallam will assume the role of associate director while Assistant Professor of Political Science Lisa Blaydes will join the team of faculty co-directors to shape the program’s research agenda.
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Early vaccination could save lives, dollars in next flu pandemic, Stanford researchers show

News / May 20, 2014
Beginning vaccinations at four, rather than six, months after a pandemic flu outbreak would save thousands more lives and millions of dollars in a large metropolitan area, a new study shows.
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Victor Koo on 20 Years of China and the Internet and What’s Next

News / May 19, 2014
On May 6, 2014, Victor Koo, Chairman and CEO of Youku Tudou Inc. returned to Stanford Graduate School of Business to share his own life experiences and to encourage the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders to thrive in their careers.
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European farmers face uncertainty in adapting to climate change

News / May 19, 2014
New research from Stanford scientists shows that farmers in Europe will see crop yields affected as global temperatures rise, but that adaptation can help slow the decline for some crops.
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Microsoft VP Scott Charney discusses privacy and security

Commentary / May 19, 2014
Scott Charney, corporate vice president for Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group, addresses a CISAC seminar about the evolving pursuit of security and privacy. You can watch the entire talk here.
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