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Burmese journalist Swe Win

‘There Is No Space Left for Any Freedom’: Shorenstein Journalism Award Recipient Swe Win Depicts Myanmar’s Return into Darkness

News / October 15, 2021
Amidst the crisis in Myanmar, Burmese investigative journalist Swe Win, editor-in-chief of the independent news outlet Myanmar Now, continues to lead the newsroom from exile while his team is in...
Stanford e-Kawasaki students and instructors

Opening Ceremony Held for Stanford e-Kawasaki

Blogs / October 12, 2021
Kawasaki Mayor Norihiko Fukuda makes welcoming comments.
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For Doctors, Taking Medical Advice Is Sometimes a Hard Pill to Swallow

News / October 12, 2021
Doctors often complain that patients don’t follow instructions. But when it comes to their own medical care, physicians do not necessarily do a better job than their patients.
Chito Gascón

Remembering Chito Gascón

News / October 12, 2021
A member of the inaugural Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program cohort in 2005, Chito died from COVID-19 on October 9, 2021.
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Growing Climate Solutions

Q&As / October 12, 2021
Stanford scientists discuss climate-smart agriculture
The Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy class of 2023

Meet the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy Class of 2023

Blogs / October 8, 2021
The 2023 class of the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy are finally here on campus and ready to dive into two years of learning, research and policy projects at the Freeman Spogli...
Protesters participate in a rally oppose a planned visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi near the Chinese Embassy on November 25, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea.

The Rise of Anti-Chinese Sentiments in South Korea: Political and Security Implications

Commentary / October 7, 2021
APARC and Korea Program Director Gi-Wook Shin shares insights on rising anti-China sentiments in South Korea and their implications for the upcoming South Korean presidential election.
Joseph Biden

Go Bold or Go Home: The Nuclear Posture Review Must Give Biden Real Options

Commentary / October 7, 2021
The NPR must position President Biden to right-size America's nuclear forces and pursue arms control negotiations.
Oleksiy Honcharuk

Oleksiy Honcharuk Appointed the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow

News / October 7, 2021
Honcharuk, formerly the prime minister of Ukraine, will focus on examining what Western allies can do to support Ukraine in its struggle to thrive as a democracy in Eastern Europe while at Stanford.
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Mofeed-19 Looks at Reporting on COVID-19 in Egypt

News / October 6, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL, in partnership with the Arab Studies Institute, is pleased to announce the release of the third episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video...
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Opening Ceremony Held for Stanford e-Kobe

Blogs / October 6, 2021
SPICE launches Stanford e-Kobe, its newest regional course in Japan.
Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert Stanford Health Policy

Goldhaber-Fiebert Wins Impact Lab Design Fellowship for Prison Work

News / October 5, 2021
He will continue exploring how data analytics, decision science, simulation modeling, and infectious disease epidemiology can improve the health of residents of California state prisons and enhance...
Frances Haugen 60 minutes interview

Facebook’s data is a sociological gold mine. Outside scholars need access.

Commentary / October 5, 2021
The social media company shouldn’t be able to hide information about whether and how it harms users (from the Washington Post)
Barry Naughton, Scott Rozelle, and Matt Marostica speak on Zoom during the 2021 Dr. Sam-Chung Hsieh Memorial Lecture.

The Summer of 2021: Consolidation of the New Chinese Economic Model with Professor Barry Naughton

News / October 5, 2021
During the summer of 2021, a “regulatory storm” shook markets in China. While the crackdown had its most immediate effects on private education, internet business, and finance, the government has...
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Steven Pifer: Ukraine and NATO — don’t ask, do

Commentary / October 5, 2021
Senior Ukrainian officials have voiced concern that NATO has provided no clarity regarding Ukraine’s membership prospects. Specifically, when might Kyiv receive a membership action plan, known as...
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Welcoming the Fourth Cohort of Ukrainian Emerging Leaders to Stanford

News / October 5, 2021
After the program was postponed in 2020, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of law is pleased to have Yulia Bezvershenko, Denis Gutenko, and Nariman Ustaiev join us on campus this year.
USS Key West during during joint Australian-United States military exercises Talisman Sabre 2019 in the Coral Sea.

In Defense of AUKUS

Commentary / October 5, 2021
This is not only about nuclear-powered submarines; it is about a strengthened US commitment to Australia.
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2021–22 Applications Now Open: Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawaii

News / October 5, 2021
A new professional development opportunity is available to high school teachers on Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, and the island of Hawaii. Apply by October 15.
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Negotiating the New START Treaty by Rose Gottemoeller wins the Douglas Dillon Book Award.

News / October 4, 2021
In clear, jargon-free prose, leavened with humor, Gottemoeller conveys both the facts and the flavor of an intense, high-stakes negotiation. The book is a highly enjoyable as well as useful master...
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The North Korean Nuclear Question Revisited: Facts, Myths and Uncertainties

Commentary / September 30, 2021
Facts are difficult to come by, myths are deeply ingrained, and uncertainties lurk everywhere — that, in short, is the nature of North Korea’s nuclear program.
Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean

AUKUS Is Deeper Than Just Submarines

Commentary / September 29, 2021
While the Australia-UK-US security pact shows a seriousness about naval power, the biggest story is the radical integration of leading-edge defense technology and a new approach to alliances, South...

Strengthen U.S. Security Through Nuclear Arms Reductions

Commentary / September 29, 2021
Biden has an opportunity to bolster deterrence, reduce proliferation risks, and lower the risk of nuclear war.
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Ban Ki-moon Urges Global Cooperation to Address Twin Crises of Climate Change, COVID-19

News / September 29, 2021
“We need an all hands on deck approach underpinned by partnership and cooperation to succeed...we must unite all global citizens and nations...indeed we are truly all in this together.”
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Promoting Intercultural Understanding in Schools: The 2021 Virtual SPICE Summer Institutes

Blogs / September 28, 2021
Teachers from across North America convene online for the 2021 SPICE summer institutes.
Stanford Medicine Frontiers in Medicine Joshua Salomon

Joshua Salomon: Pairing Science with Policy to Combat Pandemic

News / September 28, 2021
In this Frontiers in Medicine flash talk, SHP's Joshua Salomon explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the urgent need to pair advances in scientific discovery with programs and policies...