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Five Big Problems with Canada’s Proposed Regulatory Framework for “Harmful Online Content”

Commentary / August 31, 2021
Article from Tech Policy Press by Daphne Keller
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Biden Didn’t See the ISIS-K Threat in Afghanistan Until Too Late

Commentary / August 31, 2021
When President Biden announced that America would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by the fall, he spoke of terrorism threats — but never mentioned Islamic State Khorasan, or ISIS-K, the Islamic...
Twin Towers by Adam Maida

Putting Emotion Back Into 9/11

Commentary / August 30, 2021
For coming generations of students, September 11 is history rather than memory. How does that affect how they learn about it?
[Left] Kathryn Stoner; [Right] Encina Hall, Stanford University

Kathryn Stoner Named Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law

News / August 27, 2021
Stoner, a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and Professor of Political Science (by courtesy) at Stanford, will lead the Center’s efforts to understand how...
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Data and Knowledge Must be Protected Against Cyber Attack

News / August 25, 2021
In a new piece in the Financial Times, Marietje Schaake argues that protection for critical infrastructure is too often awarded using outdated criteria
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Climate change is an infrastructure problem

News / August 25, 2021
A map of electric vehicle chargers shows one reason why. Most of America’s 107,000 gas stations can fill several cars every five or 10 minutes at multiple pumps. Not so for electric vehicle chargers...
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky

Steven Pifer: President Zelensky comes to Washington

Commentary / August 25, 2021
President Volodymyr Zelensky visits Washington next week, with the highlight being a White House call on President Joe Biden. That offers the opportunity to reinvigorate the U.S.-Ukraine relationship...
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Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order

News / August 24, 2021
Thomas Wright and Colin Kahl detail the COVID-19 pandemic as the greatest shock to world order since World War II, with millions infected and killed, the worst economic crash since the Great...
The defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Clemente, California

A combination of failures

Commentary / August 24, 2021
Why 3.6m pounds of nuclear waste is buried on a popular California beach. Rod Ewing comments.
Stanford e-Entrepreneurship Japan honorees with their instructors

Fostering the Entrepreneurs and Innovators of Tomorrow

News / August 24, 2021
On August 11, 2021, SPICE honored the top students in the 2020 Stanford e-Entrepreneurship Japan Program in a virtual ceremony.
SINGAPORE (Aug. 23, 2021) Vice President Kamala Harris visits combat ship USS Tulsa, part of a deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

The Significance of Kamala Harris’ Vietnam Trip: Interview with Donald K. Emmerson

Commentary / August 24, 2021
Emmerson talks to VnExpress about the implications of Harris’ visit to Hanoi, the first such visit by a U.S. vice president.
Portrait of Ma'ili Yee, 2020-21 APARC Diversity Fellow

Student Spotlight: Ma’ili Yee Illuminates a Vision for Building the Blue Pacific Continent

News / August 24, 2021
With support from Shorenstein APARC’s Diversity Grant, coterminal student Ma’ili Yee (BA ’20, MA ’21) reveals how Pacific island nations are responding to the U.S.-China rivalry by developing a...
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Wildfire smoke exposure during pregnancy increases preterm birth risk, Stanford study finds

News / August 23, 2021
Smoke from wildfires may have contributed to thousands of additional premature births in California between 2007 and 2012. The findings underscore the value of reducing the risk of big, extreme...
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CISAC names 2021-22 fellows and researchers

News / August 18, 2021
The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is pleased to welcome the fellows and researchers who will be joining us for the 2021-22 academic year. These scholars will spend the...
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Students zoom around the world as summer interns

Q&As / August 18, 2021
During the 2020-21 academic year, 49 Stanford students, including TEC's Zac Stoor, worked in virtual internships in 19 countries through the university’s Global Studies Internship Program.
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Global Democracy Leaders Gather Virtually for the 2021 Draper Hills Summer Fellowship

News / August 18, 2021
For the next two weeks, Fellows will participate in workshops led by an interdisciplinary team of faculty to study new theories and approaches to democratic development.
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The National Science Foundation Awards 3M to Collaborative UW and Stanford Team

News / August 17, 2021
A new grant aims to support a collaborative team of both Stanford and University of Washington researchers, as they explore new areas of study in the mis- and disinformation field.
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ARD Launches CARDs Interview Series

News / August 17, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the launch of an interview series titled “Conversations on Arab Reform and Democracy” (CARDs).
Displaced Afghans are seen at a makeshift IDP camp in Kabul.

The U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Fall of Kabul: A Q&A with Allen Weiner

Q&As / August 17, 2021
National security law expert Allen Weiner, a research affiliate at CDDRL and CISAC, discusses the U.S. mission to Afghanistan, its withdrawal and consequences moving forward.
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Japan Day: Recognizing Top Students in Stanford e-Japan and the Reischauer Scholars Program

News / August 17, 2021
Congratulations to the 2020 Stanford e-Japan and 2021 RSP honorees.
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Do As Docs Say, Not As They Do

News / August 16, 2021
Does having more health information actually change behavior? Freakonomics Radio host Bapu Jena talks to SHP's Maria Polyakova and her colleague Petra Persson to explore whether doctors make...
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Good News for Indonesian Studies

Commentary / August 16, 2021
A collage of Gettr posts against a backdrop of a radiotelescope at dusk

Topologies and Tribulations of Gettr

Blogs / August 12, 2021
A month in the life of a new alt-network
Airbus Defence and Space Imagery shows the new underground construction area southwest of the main Natanz nuclear complex.

A class project shines new light on an Iranian nuclear facility

News / August 12, 2021
Two women use machine learning and satellite images to analyze activity from afar
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DEI-related Project Update, Summer and Fall 2021

News / August 10, 2021
Read about SPICE's recent and current DEI-related efforts.