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US-China relations headed for “scratchy time,” says Oksenberg lecturer

News / June 9, 2014
Kenneth Lieberthal of The Brookings Institution delivered the annual Oksenberg Lecture on U.S.-China relations at Shorenstein APARC on June 3. He was joined by a panel of scholars, including Cui Liru of CICIR, FSI distinguished fellows Karl Eikenberry and Thomas Fingar, and Stanford China Program Director Jean Oi. Afterward in a Q&A, Eikenberry shared his observations from the Shangri-La Dialogue.
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Gi-Wook Shin on SKorea’s local elections

News / June 9, 2014
South Korea held their regional elections on June 4th, not long after the Sewol ferry capsized and claimed the lives of many school-aged children. The ballot was largely viewed as a referendum on President Park Geun-hye’s response to the ferry tragedy. In the Economist, Shorentein APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin says Ms. Park will likely take the poll results as an opportunity to reform.
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Military fellow Tracy Roou reflects on meeting with Donald Rumsfeld

News / June 6, 2014
U.S. Army Col. Tracy Roou, a senior military fellow at CISAC this year, recently met with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to discuss military cooperation as a tool of foreign and defense policy.
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REAP Featured on CNN's Think Like a Freak

News / June 5, 2014

REAP's Gansu eyeglasses project was featured on CNN's Global Public Square, a program that invites international thinkers and leading journalists to discuss global issues .

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Stanford Scope Reports on REAP's Solutions to Childhood Anemia

Blog / June 3, 2014

REAP's efforts on childhood anemia were featured in an article in Scope, an award-winning medical blog produced by writers at Stanford University School of Medicine.

"How can health and nutrition education needs in rural China be addressed? Start by examining infant-feeding practices.

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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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Indonesia’s cash transfer programs are valuable, Stanford health fellow finds

News / June 2, 2014
Nearly forty-four percent of Indonesia’s population is living on less than $2 a day, making it near impossible for some to seek proper health treatment. Postdoctoral Fellow in Asia Health Policy Margaret Triyana says one way to improve this situation is through conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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