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Open Letter in Support of Nicholas Opiyo and Ugandan Human Rights Defenders

News / December 24, 2020
The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law expresses its grave concern over the politically motivated arrests of our 2019 Draper Hills Summer Fellow, Nicholas Opiyo, and four other...
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Online Consent Moderation

Blog / December 18, 2020
New Approaches to Preventing Proliferation of Non-Consensual Intimate Images
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So Your Parents Want You To Be a Doctor?

News / December 17, 2020
New research by Maria Polyakova and Petra Persson — both faculty fellows at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research — shows that socioeconomic status is hereditary and getting stronger...
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SPICE Launches Stanford e-China

Blog / December 15, 2020
SPICE’s Stanford e-China program successfully completed its fall 2020 inaugural course, “Technologies Changing the World: Thinking into Action.”
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Stoking Conflict by Keystroke

Blog / December 15, 2020
New Facebook takedowns expose networks of Russian-linked assets targeting Libya, Sudan, Syria, and the Central African Republic.
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Does the Noncombatant Immunity Norm Have Stopping Power? A Debate

Commentary / December 11, 2020
After years of researching American public opinion on the use of nuclear weapons and the ethics, we found the levels of public support for a strike that violated ethical and legal principles to be...
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Managing US Sanctions Toward Russia

Commentary / December 10, 2020
Sanctions will remain part of the US toolkit for dealing with Russia under the incoming Biden administration.
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How to Prevent Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases Cost-Effectively

News / December 9, 2020
Addressing the epidemic of chronic diseases in India and other low- and middle-income countries requires comprehensive evidence on the cost-effectiveness of health interventions, argue APARC’s Asia...
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The Real Reason Biden’s Pick for Pentagon Chief is the Wrong Choice

Commentary / December 9, 2020
Does Joe Biden's choice of Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III for secretary of defense offer a "safe choice" at the expense of preparing a strong front in the great-power competition with...
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Biden Administration Will Rely On U.S. Allies for Support as Tensions with China Continue to Rise

News / December 8, 2020
On the World Class Podcast, international security expert Oriana Skylar Mastro says conflict between China and Taiwan is plausible within the next 15 years, and the U.S. will likely be involved.
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What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students

Blog / December 8, 2020
Over the past few years, I have heard concerns from teachers about how divided they feel the United States has become.
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Science diplomacy: The essential interdisciplinary approach

News / December 7, 2020
In the issue which marks the start of the 75th year of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, respected strategic thinkers of this era explain where the Bulletin and its readers should focus their...
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A Global Town Hall Welcomes America Back

Commentary / December 7, 2020
Despite the reversals of the Trump era, a flurry of online diplomacy served as a reminder that the U.S. is welcome in Southeast Asia writes Donald K. Emmerson in The Diplomat.
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How Japan's Suga Can Build an Alliance to Counter China

Commentary / December 7, 2020
The strengths and weaknesses of the Quad
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Remembering history while planning the future of nuclear arms control

Q&A / December 7, 2020
A conversation on what could and should be done to restore and extend an arms control regime that has deteriorated in the last few years, as the United States and Russia have withdrawn from major...
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Ziyi Wang, Master’s in International Policy Student, Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

News / December 7, 2020
Wang, who is specializing in international security, will pursue a Ph.D in politics at Oxford University.
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The Uncertain Impact of Accelerating Science

Commentary / December 7, 2020
The urgency of the coronavirus pandemic has led to enormous research efforts and some shortcuts. Michelle Mello, a professor of medicine and law, and David Magnus, a professor of medicine and...
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Economics Need More Women As Field Impacts Public Policy

News / December 7, 2020
The world of economics has not always opened its arms to women — in fact it can be outright hostile. But the field influences so much public policy, so SHP medical economist Maya Rossin-Slater brings...
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Unfinished business: Next steps on US-Russia arms control

News / December 7, 2020
Despite a flurry of diplomatic activity over the late summer and early fall, the United States and Russia have yet to seal a deal on extending the New START treaty limiting their strategic nuclear...
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How a US defense secretary came to support the abolition of nuclear weapons

News / December 7, 2020
In the issue which marks the start of the 75th year of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, respected strategic thinkers of this era explain where the Bulletin and its readers should focus their...
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Free Nations Must Speak for Australia

Commentary / December 4, 2020
The Biden administration needs to rethink the entire nature of alliances for an era of heavy-handed economic diplomacy from Beijing says Oriana Skylar Mastro and Zack Cooper in an op-ed for the...
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Bat-borne Nipah virus could help explain COVID-19

News / December 4, 2020
Researchers have long known that the number of human infections from the bat-borne Nipah virus fluctuates from year to year. A new study provides insights into the reasons why. Stanford...
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How Should Biden Deal with Moscow? with Rose Gottemoeller and David J. Kramer

Q&A / December 4, 2020
Rose Gottemoeller and David J. Kramer join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss priorities and approaches to the new administration’s diplomacy with Moscow.
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Nominations Open for 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award

News / December 3, 2020
Sponsored by Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the annual award recognizes outstanding journalists and journalism organizations for excellence in coverage of the Asia-...
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India’s Cold War push for an Indian Ocean Zone of Peace

Commentary / December 3, 2020
Ryan A. Musto reviews former CISAC Fellow Yogesh Joshi’s work on India’s use of selective alignment with the Great Powers to advance its regional ambitions in the 1960s and 1970s.