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President Zelenskky addresses Stanford students and community members via a live video address in the CEMEX auditorium.

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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Deciphering China's Ukraine Calculus

News / June 24, 2022
China’s rhetoric and actions toward Ukraine are shaped by domestic politics and prior decisions about protecting its national interests and finding opportunities in the crisis, says Shorenstein APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar.
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Research and Perspective: Small Modular Reactors

Q&As / June 23, 2022
A recent study has found small modular reactors (SMRs) may actually produce more radioactive waste than larger conventional nuclear power reactors has drawn reaction from vendors and supporters of SMRs. In a recent interview, Lindsay Krall, Allison Macfarlane and Rod Ewing elaborated on the fuller context of and industry reaction to their study.
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Special Connections for Common Coffers: How Patron-Client Relationships Help China Fulfill Its Revenue Imperative

News / June 22, 2022
Understanding the complex connections between the Chinese state and favored private firms is important for scholars and experts who wish to examine China’s corporate restructuring. In a new study, researchers including APARC’s Jean Oi trace the political connections between the state and firms and address the puzzle of why China continues to favor its remaining SOEs even when they are less profitable.
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January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol

Will the Jan. 6 hearings make a difference? Stanford scholar discusses how they might shift public perception

Q&As / June 22, 2022
The hearings will be a test for the Republican Party, and whether or not it can successfully disavow its extremist wing, says Stanford scholar.
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President Suzanne Puanani Vares-Lum with Gary Mukai

SPICE and the East-West Center: A 34-Year History

Blogs / June 21, 2022
SPICE will host a 2022 teacher summer institute at the East-West Center, continuing its longstanding relationship with the Center.
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Russia and Nuclear Weapons

What if Russia Uses Nuclear Weapon in Ukraine?

Commentary / June 20, 2022
A look at the grim scenarios—and the U.S. playbook for each
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U.S.-Russia relations, one year after Geneva

Commentary / June 16, 2022
The June 16, 2021 meeting in Geneva between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a positive impulse to a bilateral U.S.-Russia relationship that was plumbing post-Cold War depths. Both sides made modest progress in the following months, only to be wholly derailed by Putin’s war of choice against Ukraine. It will be a long time before the U.S.-Russia relationship can approach anything that resembles “normal.”
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Problems with Revisionism: A Conceptual Framework for Assessing Chinese Intentions

News / June 15, 2022
Deciphering China’s intentions is a pressing task for U.S. scholars and policymakers, yet there is a lack of consensus about what China plans to accomplish. In a new study that reviews the existing English and Chinese language literature on intentions and revisionism, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro offers five propositions to allow for a more productive and data-driven approach to understanding Beijing’s intentions.
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ARD Releases May 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

News / June 14, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the May 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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The 2022 graduating class of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy.

A Return to In-person Graduation for the 2022 Master’s in International Policy Class

News / June 14, 2022
After two years of online ceremonies due to the pandemic, the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy program celebrated with a fully in-person graduation ceremony for the 2022 graduating class.
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Announcing the Honorees of SPICE’s 2021–22 Regional Programs in Japan

News / June 14, 2022
Congratulations to the ten student honorees from Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Kobe City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.
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APARC’s South Asia Initiative Sets Forth a New Agenda for Indian Competitiveness

News / June 13, 2022
The inaugural conference of APARC's South Asia Initiative convened experts from the public and private sectors to examine the role that critical and emerging technologies can play in India’s national security and generate new pathways for U.S.-India cooperation.
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CISAC Honors Class 2022

Congratulations to Our CISAC Honors Graduates

News / June 13, 2022
On Friday, June 10th, 2022, we celebrated the accomplishments of the students in the Honors Program in International Security Studies.
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Class of 2022 graduate Soomin Jun addresses classmates at their graduation ceremony

'Stand Up for Your Values and Ideas' says MIP Class of 2022 Student Speaker

News / June 13, 2022
Soomin Jun, a member of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy Class of 2022, urged fellow graduates to remain humble and do good for each other and those in their communities.
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Preparing US Quarantine Stations for the Next Pandemic

News / June 13, 2022
Stanford Medicine's Jason Wang and Michele Barry sit on an expert committee of the National Academies examining ways the CDC's national quarantine network can better prepare for the next pandemic.
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Amelia O'Donohue '22

News / June 12, 2022
Amelia O'Donohue is graduating this year with a degree in earth systems and a minor in global studies (with a specialization in European studies).
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Zac Stoor

Zac Stoor '22

News / June 12, 2022
Zac Stoor is graduating this year with a degree in political science and minors in global studies (with a specialization in European studies) and international relations.
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Investigation Into the ‘Dirty List’ of Slave Labor in Brazil Focus of Prize-Winning Thesis

News / June 9, 2022
Maria Clara Rodrigues worked with SHP's Grant Miller at the Stanford Human Trafficking Data Lab to uncover ways in which politically connected predators of human trafficking often avoid punishment.
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Oksenberg Conference Panelists Discuss Origins, Limits, and Implications of Sino-Russian “Friendship without Limits”

News / June 8, 2022
Three weeks before Russian troops invaded Ukraine, China and Russia announced that their 2019 “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Coordination in a New Era” had been upgraded to a “friendship without limits.” Chinese, Russian, and third country commentators used even more inflated rhetoric to describe the relationship and predict its implications for the United States, the liberal order, and Taiwan. APARC’s 2022 Oksenberg Conference examined the origins, objectives, and implications of the much-vaunted relationship.
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Gary Mukai and Norman Mineta at Convención Panamericana Nikkei (COPANI) XX, San Francisco, September 20, 2019

Secretary Norman Mineta and His Contributions to SPICE

Blogs / June 7, 2022
The late Secretary Mineta was unwavering in his commitment to SPICE’s efforts to educate students about civil liberties and equality.
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Rethinking China’s Influence in Southeast Asia: The Role of Non-State Actors and Unintended Consequences

News / June 7, 2022
Departing from international relations scholarship and popular media accounts that tend to portray China as a great power intent on establishing a sphere of influence in Southeast Asia, Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia Enze Han argues for conceptualizing China as an unconventional great power whose diverse actors, particularly non-state ones, impact its influence in the region.
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NATO-Russia: It’s time to suspend the Founding Act

Commentary / June 7, 2022
During a period of greater hope for Russia tempered by uncertainties, President Bill Clinton sought both to enlarge NATO and build a strategic partnership between the Alliance and Moscow.
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Students and faculty from the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy gather outside of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Encina Hall, Stanford University.

A Look Back at Two Years as a Master's of International Policy Student

Blogs / June 7, 2022
As the 2022 cohort of Master’s in International Policy students prepares to graduate, four classmates — Sylvie Ashford, David Sprauge, Shirin Kashani, and Mikk Raud — reflect on their experiences being part of the FSI community.
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The U.S. isn’t getting ahead of the cyber threat, experts say

Commentary / June 6, 2022
Network experts, including Herb Lin, say the U.S. is just as vulnerable – or even more vulnerable – to cyber attacks.
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CDDRL honors class of 2022 with Steve Stedman, Sako Fisher, and Didi Kuo

Graduating CDDRL Honors Students Recognized for Outstanding Theses

News / June 6, 2022
Adrian Scheibler ('22) is a recipient of the 2022 Firestone Medal and Michal Skreta ('22) has won the CDDRL Outstanding Thesis Award.
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