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Michael McFaul Testifies on Russian Threat to the U.S. Before House Committee on Foreign Affairs

News / July 7, 2020
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul provides testimony for a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing held in response to a U.S. intelligence report that accused Russia of paying...
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Restarting Business in China After COVID-19: New Article in 'The Diplomat' Highlights Results from China Program Survey

News / July 7, 2020
The survey reveals mixed progress in reopening different sectors of China's economy, but also shows that many business leaders in China are planning for some level of decoupling as access to...

How to Safely Reopen Colleges and Universities During COVID-19: Experiences From Taiwan

News / July 6, 2020
Reopening colleges and universities during the COVID-10 pandemic poses a special challenge worldwide. Taiwan is one of the few countries where schools are functioning normally. In an Annals of...
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Kiyoteru Tsutsui Joins FSI as a Senior Fellow

News / July 1, 2020
Tsutsui, whose research focuses on social movements, globalization, human rights and political sociology, will lead the Japan Program at the Asia-Pacific Research Center.

Police Reform in Brazil and Mexico: What Works, What Doesn’t, and What the U.S. Can Learn

News / June 30, 2020
On the World Class Podcast, Beatriz Magaloni discusses how community-oriented policing and constitutional reform can impact violence committed by police.

SPICE’s Jonas Edman Chairs Panel of Community College Educators

News / June 30, 2020
On May 16, 2020, Jonas Edman chaired a panel of community college educators with whom he worked during the 2019–20 academic year.

Unattainable Conditions for New START Extension?

Commentary / June 30, 2020
President Donald Trump’s chief arms control envoy last week acknowledged the possibility that the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) could be extended, but he added, “only under...
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Former Doctoral Students Win Prestigious Dissertation Awards

News / June 30, 2020
Interdisciplinary environmental scholar Shiran Victoria Shen is the recipient of the Harold D. Lasswell Award and political economist Lizhi Liu is the recipient of the Ronald H. Coase Award in...

The Geopolitical Ramifications of Starlink Internet Service?

Commentary / June 30, 2020
Starlink is a space-based internet service provider that seeks to provide high-speed (40 mbps upload, 100 mbps download ), near-global coverage of the populated world by 2021—bringing this service to...
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Air Pollution's Connection to Infant Mortality

News / June 29, 2020
The study of sub-Saharan Africa finds that a relatively small increase in airborne particles significantly increases infant mortality rates. A cost-effective solution may lie in an exotic-sounding...

Ensuring Wide Use of Coronavirus Vaccine Once We Have One

Commentary / June 26, 2020
SHP's Michelle Mello and colleagues note in this New England Journal of Medicine perspective that even when we have a clinically safe and successful vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 — only half of...

Stanford Health Policy’s newest faculty member: Sherri Rose

Q&A / June 26, 2020
Sherri Rose comes to us from Harvard Medical School, where she co-founded the Health Policy Data Science lab.

California’s COVID-19 Spike and Measures to Bend the Curve

Q&A / June 26, 2020
Michelle Mello, a professor of medicine and law, examines the reasons behind California's spike in COVID-19 cases and what can be done to bend the curve of the pandemic.

Virality Project: Saudi Arabia State Media and COVID-19

Blog / June 24, 2020

COVID-19 has directly or indirectly affected every country, providing an opportunity for comparative analysis of the ways governments use the pandemic to pursue political objectives. SIO has been conducting case studies investigating how various state media apparatuses are responding to the crisis, and the political dimensions of coronavirus misinformation around the world. Here we focus on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, investigating how its state media (and media formally or informally linked to the ruling royal family) have discussed the pandemic.

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New Book Analyzes the Dynamics of Inequality Between China and Southeast Asia

News / June 24, 2020
In a new volume, Donald Emmerson explores how the ASEAN nations are navigating complex political and policy issues with China during a time when political cohesion within ASEAN is fractured and China...
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Pressing “Re-start”: Business Operations in China after COVID-19 – Highlights of Survey Results and Conversation with Prominent China CxOs

News / June 24, 2020
“[T]he biggest challenge for us is really how to . . . navigate through all the unknowns. I mean, at that time [of COVID-19], at every stage we were facing different challenges . . . different phases...

The Sting of Indifference

Commentary / June 23, 2020
The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) unequivocally condemns the systemic racism that permeates U.S. society and fully supports the recent calls for social...

Ninth Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize Awarded

News / June 22, 2020
Won-Gi Jung (BA '20) is awarded the ninth annual Writing Prize in Korean Studies for his paper, "The Making of Chinatown: Chinese migrants and the production of criminal space in 1920s...

MIP Statement on Racial Justice

Commentary / June 19, 2020

Life in Beijing under COVID-19

News / June 19, 2020
Canceled reservation, closed restaurants, green code and isolation, shelter at home, streaming and street vendor economy, all those paint a live picture of multiple facets of life in Beijing under...

Master’s in International Policy Class of 2020 Celebrates Graduation Remotely

News / June 18, 2020
During a virtual ceremony, speakers Francis Fukuyama and Alex Stamos encouraged students to help prevent the world from succumbing to ‘threats and fears.’

Dispatches from the June 2020 Twitter Inauthentic Activity Takedown

Blog / June 18, 2020
On June 12, 2020, Twitter removed 1,152 accounts attributed to Current Policy, “a media website engaging in state-backed political propaganda within Russia.” These accounts were taken down because...

What does COVID-19 mean for Ukraine’s frontlines?

Commentary / June 17, 2020
President Volodymyr Zelensky and his government in Ukraine face two fundamental challenges: ending the conflict with Russia and implementing domestic reform. Overcoming these challenges appeared hard...

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