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President Zelenskyy Speaks to Stanford Students in Special Video Address

It was FSI's honor to welcome back the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, back to Stanford virtually for a special video on Ukraine's fight against Russia in its war for independence, freedom and global democracy.
President Barack Obama at the “Challenges to Democracy in the Digital Information Realm" conference.

Barack Obama Addresses Online Disinformation, Regulation and Democracy

The former president was the keynote speaker at a symposium on disinformation and its effects on democracy hosted by the Stanford Cyber Policy Center and Obama Foundation.
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North Korea’s Geopolitics, South Korea’s Pop Culture Wave Take Center Stage at Korea Program’s 20th Anniversary Conference

The Korea Program at Shorenstein APARC commemorated its 20-year anniversary with a two-day conference that brought together leaders from academia, government, and the K-pop industry.

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Will Democracies Remain United As Putin Intensifies His Destruction of Ukraine?

Q&As / May 31, 2022
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SPICE’s Jonas Edman Moderates Panel of Community College Instructors

Blogs / May 31, 2022
Stanford Global Studies hosts Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Symposium.
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The Lasting Impact of School Shootings on Those Who Survive Them

News / May 31, 2022
Maya Rossin-Slater and colleagues write in The Conversation that their research shows survivors of school shootings like the one in Uvalde, Texas, suffer long-term health, economic and financial burdens from their trauma.
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Honor guards prepare to raise the Taiwan flag in the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall square.

Biden Says We’ve Got Taiwan’s Back. But Do We?

Commentary / May 31, 2022
Many will applaud Mr. Biden for standing up for democratic Taiwan in the face of Chinese threats. But he could be putting the island in greater danger, and the United States may not be able to come to the rescue.
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Stanford-led research finds small modular reactors will exacerbate challenges of highly radioactive nuclear waste

News / May 30, 2022
Small modular reactors, long touted as the future of nuclear energy, will actually generate more radioactive waste than conventional nuclear power plants, according to research from Stanford and the University of British Columbia.
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North Korea’s Geopolitics, South Korea’s Pop Culture Wave Take Center Stage at Korea Program’s 20th Anniversary Conference

News / May 27, 2022
The Korea Program at Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center marked its 20-year anniversary with a two-day conference that gathered eminent leaders from academia, government, and the K-pop industry, including former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and global star SUHO, leader of K-pop group EXO.
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A current security imperative: the US role in the Marshall Islands

Commentary / May 25, 2022
Rose Gottemoeller, former undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, remembers the painful history of Castle Bravo—the largest and most catastrophic US nuclear weapons test conducted in the Marshall Islands during the Cold War—and urges the United States to finish the compact extension with the three island nations to contain China’s growing influence in the Pacific.
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North Korea’s Evolving Nuclear Doctrine: An Interview with Siegfried Hecker

Q&As / May 24, 2022
North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un, have made several statements in recent months that begin to bring clarity to the country’s evolving nuclear doctrine. Within those statements, there has been a notable emphasis on the role of tactical nuclear weapons (TNWs) in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (or, North Korea’s) larger nuclear strategy and the potential for early nuclear use should conflict break out on the Korean Peninsula.
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The Gwangju Uprising

Gi-Wook Shin on Gwangju and South Korea’s Democracy

Commentary / May 24, 2022
“The tragic outcome was a brutal wakeup call to Korean democratic movements.”
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Empowering the Next Generation of Japanese Leaders

News / May 24, 2022
Yanai Scholars, Stanford e-Japan alumni, and EducationUSA representatives highlight a special session for the Spring 2022 Stanford e-Japan students.
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The Russia-Ukraine War: A Setback for Arms Control

Commentary / May 23, 2022
The Russia-Ukraine war is entering its fourth month, with no end in sight.  The Kremlin seems intent on achieving a victory on the battlefield, while relations between the West and Russia plummet to new lows.  One casualty:  U.S.-Russian arms control negotiations.
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The Russia-Ukraine war at three months

Commentary / May 23, 2022
Three months after Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine began, the Russians have failed to achieve their objectives. U.S. officials now expect a war of attrition, with neither side capable of a decisive military breakthrough. How the war will conclude remains unclear.
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CISAC names 2022-23 fellows

News / May 23, 2022
The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is pleased to welcome the fellows who will be joining us for the 2022-23 academic year. These scholars will spend the academic year generating new knowledge across a range of topics that can help all of us build a safer world.
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Which Yoon Should Biden Expect at the Upcoming South Korea-U.S. Summit?

Commentary / May 20, 2022
Yoon has been compared to Biden’s own nemesis, Donald Trump, but he is far from a political iconoclast.
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David Relman: A Career of Discovery, Policy Impact

News / May 18, 2022
When David Relman learned in April that he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was humbled – and a bit surprised.
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ARD Releases April 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

News / May 18, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the April 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and articles investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics, economies, and societies of the Arab world.
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Should the Government Regulate Social Media?

Commentary / May 18, 2022
Government regulation to prevent the spread of misinformation and disinformation is neither desirable nor feasible.
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Mofeed-19 Discusses the Pandemic's Impact on Lebanon's Sectarian Politics

News / May 17, 2022
Rima Majed, Assistant Professor of Sociology at American University of Beirut, joins ARD scholars Amr Hamzawy and Hesham Sallam on the sixth episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video podcast that discusses research efforts pertaining to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Arab world.
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SHP Welcomes 2 New Knight-Hennessy Scholars to PhD Program

News / May 17, 2022
The new Knight-Hennessy Scholars are both working toward improving health equity here at home and around the world.
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ASEAN’s Five-Point Consensus ‘Not Appropriate’ for Myanmar: Ex-US Ambassador

Q&As / May 17, 2022
The Irrawaddy spoke to Scot Marciel, former United States ambassador to Myanmar and currently a visiting scholar at APARC, about the current state of regional and international efforts to tackle the Myanmar crisis.
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Russians allegedly storm Ukrainian ISP, blackmail it to switch to Russian networks

Commentary / May 16, 2022
Ukraine’s state communications agency said Friday that Russian forces had invaded a Kherson-based Internet company and disconnected all equipment, threatening to confiscate it if the company did not connect to Russian networks.
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Congratulations to CISAC Honors Students inducted to Phi Beta Kappa!

News / May 13, 2022
Five CISAC Honors students were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Phi Beta Kappa selects students with high academic achievement who have also successfully taken classes showing a breadth of engagement across the humanities and arts; the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics; and the social sciences.
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Sanaa Seif and Sharif Abdel Kouddous Discuss Egypt's Worsening Human Rights Situation

News / May 13, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring prominent political activist Sanaa Seif and award-winning journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who discussed the current political conditions in Egypt, the massive expansion of the carceral state under the rule of Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi and the country’s role within the geopolitical shifts reshaping the region.
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Scholars Gather to Analyze Causes, Prospects, and Challenges of China’s Common Prosperity Program

News / May 11, 2022
SCCEI joins forces with the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) to convene private roundtables comprised of social science experts who conduct data-intensive research into timely issues confronting China’s economy. Following the private roundtable discussion, ASPI issued a new report titled "China’s Common Prosperity Program: Causes, Challenges, and Implications," authored by ASPI’s Senior Fellow Guoguang Wu. The full report and a brief synopsis of the report are linked below.
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Everything Counts: Building a Control Regime for Nonstrategic Nuclear Warheads in Europe

News / May 11, 2022
Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration insisted in arms control talks with Russia that a follow-on agreement to the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) should cover all nuclear weapons and that such an agreement should focus on the nuclear warheads themselves.
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