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President Biden and Vladimir Putin

What Biden should say to Putin on Ukraine

Commentary / December 6, 2021
President Joe Biden will hold a secure video call with Russian President Vladimir Putin December 7 against the backdrop of a menacing Russian military build-up near Ukraine. U.S. intelligence...
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Call for Papers | Digital Technologies in Emerging Countries: Impacts and Responses

News / December 6, 2021
The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) at Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center is soliciting papers for a new initiative called “Digital Technologies in Emerging Countries: Impacts and Responses...
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2022 Shorenstein Journalism Award Open to Nomination Entries

News / December 6, 2021
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-...
Encina Hall and its front lawn

Stanford’s Program on Democracy and the Internet Launches New Initiative on Digital Technologies in Emerging Countries

News / December 6, 2021
The project will shed light on the impact of technological disruptions on emerging economies to assess and present regulatory solutions.
Eyal Zilberman, Master's in International Policy ('22)

Impacting Online Social Discourse at the Oversight Board

Blogs / December 3, 2021
Eyal Zilberman (Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy Class of ’22) had a unique opportunity to see the challenges of regulating social media on from the inside out while working with the...

Analysis of Twitter Takedowns Linked to Venezuela, Mexico, Tanzania, and China

Blogs / December 2, 2021
In this post and in the attached reports, we investigate four newly suspended Twitter operations.
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In Bed with Embeds: How a Network Tied to IRA Operations Created Fake “Man on the Street” Content Embedded in News Articles

Blogs / December 2, 2021
In this post and in the attached report, we investigate IRA operations
A law enforcement officer meets with community members in Brazil.

Community Policing: A Better Way to Improve Policing or a Bust?

Q&As / November 30, 2021
A first-of-its-kind study from Jeremy M. Weinstein, Graeme Blair and Fotini Christia shows that the celebrated practice of community policing may have few, if any, positive impacts on communities in...
Kaylynn Purdy and Brother Blake

Health Policy Student: My Brother’s Death Is Not a Statistic

Commentary / November 30, 2021
After Kaylynn Purdy lost her older brother to a drug overdose, she chose to write about his death to highlight the human faces behind the opioid epidemic both in Canada and here in the United States.
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China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

News / November 30, 2021
Peter Martin discusses the advent of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy in Chinese politics — is it really such a new phenomenon after all?
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Growing Up Navajo

Blogs / November 30, 2021
Dr. Harold Begay, Navajo Nation Superintendent (Select) of Schools, Department of Diné Education, shares reflections on his life.
Emily Bauer, Master's in International Policy ('22)

Investing in Children and Youth at USAID through Education

Blogs / November 30, 2021
Emily Bauer (Master’s in International Policy '22) gained first-hand experience with the importance of education for children in unstable environments as an intern with the United States Agency...
Chinese military propaganda depicting the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1958.

Reassessing China’s Capabilities and Goals for Strategic Competition

News / November 29, 2021
On the World Class podcast, Oriana Skylar Mastro argues that in order to set effective policy toward China, the United States needs to better understand how and why China is projecting power.
Reichstag, Berlin

Why Do Governments Reveal Cyber Intrusions?

Commentary / November 24, 2021
Germany held federal elections Sept. 26 to select the new members of the Bundestag. Neither of the leading parties secured enough seats to govern alone. While the three parties likely to constitute...
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Stanford e-Japan Online Course Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2022

News / November 24, 2021
Interested students must apply by December 31, 2021.
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The Belarus border crisis shows it’s getting easier to ‘weaponize’ refugees

Commentary / November 22, 2021
Countries like Belarus are counting on E.U. governments to see refugees as a security threat.
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Need something to worry about: Here comes space junk.

Commentary / November 22, 2021
As if living in space weren’t difficult enough. The Russian military recently tested a direct-ascent antisatellite, or ASAT, missile on an old Soviet orbital, Cosmos 1408.
President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilian Senate Recommends Charging Bolsonaro for Mismanagement of the Covid-19 Pandemic

News / November 22, 2021
Opposition lawmakers in Brazil voted in favor of charging the president with crimes against humanity for downplaying and mishandling the pandemic.
Kate Imy

How Feminist Military History Sheds Light on Colonial Rule and Warfare

Q&As / November 19, 2021
In this interview, Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia Kate Imy discusses her research into identity in the twentieth-century British imperial world and her current book project on...
Health and world economy on scales graphic.

Publishing and Assessing the Research of Economists: Lessons from Public Health

Blogs / November 19, 2021
Scott Rozelle introduces his recent publication, "Publishing and Assessing the Research of Economists: Lessons from Public Health" in a blog post for the China Economic Review's...
Shenzhen skyline with digital data lines superimposed.

SCCEI China Briefs Featured in Global Media Outlets

News / November 19, 2021
SCCEI’s new impact initiative, SCCEI China Briefs, was spotlighted in over 14 media sources on November 19, 2021. The media content called attention to SCCEI’s commitment to translating fact-based,...
Grandfather and granddaughter sit in home in rural China.

Rural Poverty is the Biggest Obstacle to China's Rise, Says Economist Scott Rozelle

News / November 18, 2021
Katrin Buchenbacher from Neue Zürcher Zeitung interviewed Scott Rozelle about his recent book on China's rural population.
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Will Putin Miscalculate? 

Commentary / November 18, 2021
Europe currently faces several crises exploited or instigated by Russia.  Speculation runs rampant regarding what Vladimir Putin hopes to achieve.  He should take care not to overplay his hand.
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New Study Shows Support for Paid Family Leave Grew During Pandemic

News / November 18, 2021
In a blow to arguments that a federal paid leave law would harm small businesses, a new study co-authored by SHP's Maya Rossin-Slater finds that support for paid leave among small employers is...
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Aspen Digital's Commission on Information Disorder Releases Their Final Report

News / November 17, 2021
The report is the culmination of work by Aspen Digita's Commission on Information Disorder, with guidance from Stanford Cyber's Renee DiResta, Alex Stamos, Daphne Keller, Nate Persily and...