News

Afghani women protest

FSI Newsroom

FSI scholars offer expert analysis and commentary on contemporary global issues.

FEATURED NEWS

FSI Director Michael McFaul introduces President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a live video address on May 27, 2022.

FSI Director Michael McFaul Honored by the Government of Ukraine with State Award

In a show of appreciation for his support of Ukraine, Michael McFaul was awarded an Order of Merit by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
President Ronald Reagan shakes hands with Mikhail Gorbachev.

Reflections on Mikhail Gorbachev's Life from FSI Scholars

Rose Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, Francis Fukuyama, and Michael McFaul discuss the complex life and legacy of the last leader of the Soviet Union.
Chinese soldier in Beijing

Assessing China’s Conventional and Unconventional Challenges to U.S. National Security

Oriana Skylar Mastro offers guidance on how to identify and understand the various strategic threats presented by the still-rising superpower.

News

Filter:

Filter results Close
Ex: author name, topic, etc.
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
Two images of Japanese high school students

Announcing the Honorees of the 2022 Stanford e-Fukuoka Program

News / August 9, 2022
Congratulations to student honorees Kasane Horiuchi and Mihiro Tomomatsu.
Show body
Mofeed Digest 2

ARD Releases July 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

News / August 9, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the July 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.
Show body
image of police officer over twitter and facebook logos with overlay of tweets and fb posts taken down or labelled by those companies

Were Facebook and Twitter Consistent in Labeling Misleading Posts During the 2020 Election?

News / August 7, 2022
In an essay for Lawfare Blog, Samantha Bradshaw of American University and Shelby Grossman of the Stanford Internet Observatory explore whether two key platforms, Facebook and Twitter, were internally consistent in how they applied their labels during the 2020 presidential election.
Show body
Nancy Pelosi and Tsai Ing-wen

Military Capabilities, Not Commitment, at Stake in Taiwan: Oriana Skylar Mastro Examines Fallout From Pelosi's Visit

News / August 4, 2022
Political maneuvers like Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan only anger Beijing but ultimately do not address the key issue of whether the United States has the military capabilities needed to protect Taiwan, argues Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro.
Show body
Rural China Village

What China Wants Podcast Featuring Scott Rozelle

News / August 4, 2022
Scott Rozelle is interviewed for the "What China Wants by Sam Olson" podcast, where he discusses "The Dangers from Invisible Chine," how the massive rural population threatens the country's future.
Show body
Anti-coup protesters sit behind makeshift shields featuring an image of military junta leader Min Aung Hliang on March 02, 2021 in Yangon, Myanmar.

Scot Marciel Testifies Before the International Parliamentary Inquiry into the Global Response to the Crisis in Myanmar

News / August 4, 2022
Even those countries and international organizations that have not supported the military junta in Myanmar have relied on flawed analysis and conventional diplomatic tools and approaches that do not fit the reality of the crisis in the country, argues Marciel, the Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at APARC.
Show body
A graphic depiction of a face falling towards the ground on a red background overlayed with a black satellite dish and the word "takedown".

Mind Farce

Blogs / August 4, 2022
An Investigation into an Inauthentic Facebook and Instagram Network Linked to an Israeli Public Relations Firm
Show body
Portrait of Scot Marciel on background of Encina Hall with text "Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow"

Scot Marciel Appointed Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

News / August 2, 2022
Marciel, a former senior U.S. diplomat, brings extensive experience in public policy focused on Southeast Asia. His appointment is based at FSI’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
Show body
Stanford e-Hiroshima alumna Rio Sasaki

My Experience as a Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Messenger

Blogs / August 2, 2022
Stanford e-Hiroshima alumna Rio Sasaki shares her thoughts on being part of the last generation to hear the voices of atomic bomb survivors.
Show body
Jennifer Eberhardt, Margaret Levi, and John R. Rickford

Three Stanford faculty members elected to the British Academy

News / August 2, 2022
Three Stanford scholars have been elected to the British Academy, in recognition of their achievements in the humanities and social sciences.
Show body
Missle test

Can the NPT fulfill its promise to eliminate nuclear weapons?

Commentary / August 1, 2022
Latin American countries will push again for nuclear disarmament at this month’s review conference
Show body
Members of K-pop band BTS speak at a press briefing at the White House.

Will Hallyu Swell to a Tidal Wave? Korea's Future as a Cultural Superpower

Commentary / August 1, 2022
The Korean Wave, which has unique characteristics and continues to evolve in intriguing directions, could become a first mover on the global cultural scene.
Show body
Russia Tank

Russia, Ukraine, and the decision to negotiate

Commentary / August 1, 2022
Ending the fighting may well require talks, but the decision to negotiate should lie with Kyiv.
Show body
image of seats in court with a microphone at one seat

Renée DiResta of SIO testifies before the Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Elections

News / July 28, 2022
During a hearing titled “A Growing Threat: Foreign And Domestic Sources Of Disinformation," DiResta offered expert testimony on influence operations and the spread of narratives across social and media networks.
Show body
Dr. Hebert Lin

DHS plans to overhaul disinformation efforts to 'increase trust with the public'

Commentary / July 27, 2022
Herb Lin, a disinformation scholar at Stanford, said DHS will need to tread carefully moving forward. He worries “about any government involvement in this business” and whether “any mechanism that you set up can be made tamper proof.”
Show body
man smiling

Daniel Greene accepted into 2022 Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship Program

News / July 27, 2022
Dr. Daniel Greene has been accepted as a 2022 Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity fellow from the Center for Health Security at John Hopkins University.
Show body
Guam Navy base

Frontline Guam: Strategic Deterrence in the Westernmost U.S. Territory

News / July 27, 2022
Expanding upon classic deterrence strategies, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro proposes an underutilized path to deterrence in which Guam — a remote U.S. outpost that has become a strategic hub as tensions with China rise — would remain a crucial logistical waypoint, even in the face of potential Chinese missile attack.
Show body
Advocates from Girlguiding U.K. unveil a badge urging an end to online harms ahead of meeting in London with members of Parliament to discuss the Online Safety Bill on Feb. 9, 2022.

Using ‘safety by design’ to address online harms

Blogs / July 26, 2022
A look at how user choice and transparency provide new ways of addressing content moderation and online safety policy.
Show body
Nathan in Shanghai

Stanford e-China: No Ordinary Program

Blogs / July 26, 2022
The following reflection is a guest post written by Nathan Chan, an alumnus and honoree of the 2021 Stanford e-China Program, which is accepting student applications until September 1, 2022.
Show body
Nato Russia Flags

One. More. Time. It’s not about NATO

Commentary / July 26, 2022
Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin had a number of reasons for invading Ukraine in February and starting the largest military conflict in Europe since World War II.  Putin sought to portray the pre-invasion crisis that Moscow created with Ukraine as a NATO-Russia dispute, but that framing does not stand up to serious scrutiny.
Show body
Two US Navy members guide an air-cushioned landing craft into a port on a naval base,

Assessing U.S. Force Posture in a Taiwan Contingency

Q&As / July 25, 2022
Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro talks to the Center For Advanced China Research about the risk of Chinese attacks on U.S. military bases in Asia at the outset of a Taiwan conflict, the likelihood of Japanese or NATO involvement in a war over Taiwan, the downsides of focusing on communicating resolve to defend Taiwan, whether the United States is “outgunned” by China, and more.
Show body
cybersecurity

How the cyberwar between Iran and Israel has intensified

Commentary / July 25, 2022
Three things to know about the not-so-covert cyber-operations between these two adversaries
Show body
Keith Humphreys World Economic Forum

Keith Humphreys Wins VA Under Secretary Award for Outstanding Health Services Research

News / July 22, 2022
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awards Keith Humphreys top honors for his research on treatments for substance use and psychiatric disorders.
Show body
Participants of the America in One Room national Deliberation Poll in Dallas, TX, 2019

Reforming Our Public Dialogue: New Deliberative Democracy Lab Joins CDDRL

News / July 21, 2022
The Deliberative Democracy Lab (formerly the Center for Deliberative Democracy) is devoted to research about democracy and public opinion obtained through Deliberative Polling® and related democratic processes.
Show body

Pages