Regional Expertise

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Regional Expertise

In addition to the most pressing issues of the day, scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies focus their research on many regions of the world, from Beijing to Brazil.

Research Spotlight

President Moon Jae In of South Korea during his inauguration proceedings.

South Korea's Democratic Decay

South Korea is following global trends as it slides toward a “democratic depression.” Both the spirit of democracy and actual liberal-democratic standards are under attack.
Cover of the book 'The Deer and the Dragon: Southeast Asia and China in the 21st Century"

The Deer and the Dragon: Southeast Asia and China in the 21st Century

Southeast Asian and Chinese perceptions of each other are examined using survey research and by asking whether China views the region as its “strategic backyard.”
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Rhythm: Form and Dispossession

Author Vincent Barletta explores rhythm as a primordial and physical binding force that establishes order and form in the ancient world, as the anatomy of lived experience in early modern Europe, and as a subject of aesthetic and ethical questioning in the twentieth century.

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Karen Eggleston

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Karen Eggleston

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Deputy Director, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
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Scott Rozelle

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Scott Rozelle

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Co-Director, Rural Education Action Program
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Beatriz Magaloni

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Beatriz Magaloni

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Professor of Political Science
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Yong Suk Lee

Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Yong Suk Lee

Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Deputy Director, Korea Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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Journal Article

Cost-effectiveness of a Modestly Effective HIV Vaccine in the United States

Elisa F Long, Douglas K. Owens
Vaccine , 2011

BACKGROUND: The recent RV144 clinical trial showed that an ALVAC/AIDSVAX prime-boost  HIV vaccine regimen may confer partial immunity in recipients and reduce transmission by 31%. Trial data suggest that efficacy may initially exceed 70% but decline over the following 3.5 years. Estimating the potential health benefits associated with a one-time vaccination campaign, as well as the projected benefits of repeat booster vaccination, may inform future HIV vaccine research and licensing decisions.

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Agriculture and Structural Transformation in Africa

Ousmane Badiane
Center on Food Security and the Environment , 2011

This paper was prepared for Stanford University’s Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series, hosted by the Center on Food Security and the Environment, and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The talk was delivered April 7, 2011.

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Efficiency of Land Allocation through Tenancy Markets: Evidence from China

Scott Rozelle, Shingo Kimura, Keijiro Otsuka
, 2011

Tenancy markets provide an opportunity to trade land between labor-scarce farmers, that is

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The United States, NATO's Strategic Concept, and Nuclear Issues

Steven Pifer
, 2011

In March 2011, NATO launched its Deterrence and Defense Posture Review, which will examine the Alliance's nuclear posture, among other issues.  At about the same time, the U.S. government began its formal interagency consideration of options for dealing with non-strategic nuclear weapons in a possible future round of arms reduction talks with Russia.

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Effect of Treatment Interruption and Intensification of Antiretroviral Therapy on Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced HIV

Vilija Joyce, Paul G. Barnett, Adam Chow, Ahmed M. Bayoumi, Susan C. Griffin, Huiying Sun, Mark Holodniy, Sheldon T. Brown, Tassos C. Kyriakides, D. William Cameron, Mike Youle, Mark Sculpher, Aslam H. Anis, Douglas K. Owens
Medical Decision Making , 2011

Background. The effect of antiretroviral therapy (ART) interruption or intensification on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in advanced HIV patients is unknown.

Objective. To assess the impact of temporary treatment interruption and intensification of ART on HRQoL.

Design. A 2 x 2 factorial open label randomized controlled trial.

Setting. Hospitals in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

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Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of Expanding Harm Reduction Programs and HIV Antiretroviral Therapy in a Mixed HIV epidemic: An Analysis for Ukraine

Sabina S. Alistar, Douglas Owens, Margaret Brandeau
PLoS Med , 2011

Background Injection drug use (IDU) and heterosexual virus transmission both contribute to the growing mixed HIV epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In Ukraine—chosen in this study as a representative country—IDU-related risk behaviors cause half of new infections, but few injection drug users (IDUs) receive methadone substitution therapy. Only 10% of eligible individuals receive antiretroviral therapy (ART). The appropriate resource allocation between these programs has not been studied.

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Results of Antiretroviral Treatment Interruption and Intensification in Advanced Multi-drug Resistant HIV Infection from the OPTIMA trial

Mark Holodniy, Sheldon T. Brown, D. William Cameron, Tassos C. Kyriakides, Brian Angus, Abdel Babiker Abdel Babiker, Joel Singer, Douglas K. Owens, Aslam Anis, Ruth Goodall, Fleur Hudson, Mirek Piaseczny, John Russo, Martin Schechter, Lawrence Deyton, Janet Darbyshire
PLoS ONE , 2011

Background Guidance is needed on best medical management for advanced HIV disease with multidrug resistance (MDR) and limited retreatment options. We assessed two novel antiretroviral (ARV) treatment approaches in this setting.

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The Post-Washington Consensus

Francis Fukuyama, Nancy Birdsall
Foreign Affairs , 2011

(excerpt) The last time a global depression originated in the United States, the impact was devastating not only for the world economy but for world politics as well. The Great Depression set the stage for a shift away from strict monetarism and laissez-faire policies toward Keynesian demand management. More important, for many it delegitimized the capitalist system itself, paving the way for the rise of radical and antiliberal movements around the world.

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Spending Without Taxation: FILP and the Politics of Public Finance in Japan

Gene Park
Stanford University Press , 2011

Governments confront difficult political choices when they must determine how to balance their spending. But what would happen if a government found a means of spending without taxation? In this book, Gene Park demonstrates how the Japanese government established and mobilized an enormous off-budget spending system, the Fiscal Investment Loan Program (FILP), which drew on postal savings, public pensions, and other funds to pay for its priorities and reduce demands on the budget.

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Bigger is Better: Avoided Deforestation Offsets in the Face of Adverse Selection

Arthur A. van Benthem, Suzi C. Kerr
Program on Energy and Sustainable Development , 2011

Voluntary opt-in programs to reduce emissions in unregulated sectors or countries have spurred considerable discussion. Since any regulator will make errors in predicting baselines and participants will self-select into the program, adverse selection will reduce efficiency and possibly environmental integrity. In contrast, pure subsidies lead to full participation but require large financial transfers.

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Global Migration Governance

Alexander Betts
Oxford University Press , 2011

"Alexander Betts is one of a handful of scholars who have mastered the complex field of Global Migration Governance. This large and impressive volume covers the topic from every conceivable angle, and it gets the difficult mix of empirical analysis and policy recommendation right. As the global conversation about migration governance continues over the coming years, this work will remain the standard reference."--Randall Hansen, Research Chair in Political Science, University of Toronto 

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Social Banking and Social Finance: Answers to the Economic Crisis

Roland Benedikter
Springer Briefs , 2011

For over 2,000 years, banks have served to facilitate the exchange of money and to provide a variety of economic and financial services. During the most recent financial collapse and subsequent recession, beginning in 2008, banks have been vilified as perpetrators of the crisis, the public distrust compounded by massive public bailouts. Nevertheless, another form of banking has also emerged, with a focus on promoting economic sustainability, investing in community, providing opportunity for the disadvantaged, and supporting social, environmental, and ethical agendas.

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Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of HIV Antiretroviral Regimens Recommended in the World Health Organization’s Guidelines for Resource-limited Settings

Eran Bendavid, Philip Grant, Annie Talbot, Douglas Owens, Andrew Zolopa
AIDS (Official Journal of the International AIDS Society) , 2011

Objective: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently changed its first-line antiretroviral treatment guidelines in resource-limited settings. The cost-effectiveness of the new guidelines is unknown.

Design: Comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness analysis using a model of HIV disease progression and treatment.

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Office of the Director of National Intelligence: Promising Start Despite Ambiguity, Ambivalence, and Animosity

Thomas Fingar, Roger Z. George, Harvey Rishikof
Georgetown University Press in "The National Security Enterprise: Navigating the Labyrinth" , 2011

Recent breakdowns in American national security have exposed the weaknesses of the nation's vast overlapping security and foreign policy bureaucracy and the often dysfunctional interagency process. In the literature of national security studies, however, surprisingly little attention is given to the specific dynamics or underlying organizational cultures that often drive the bureaucratic politics of U.S. security policy.

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The Future of South African Coal: Market, Investment, and Policy Challenges

Anton Eberhard
Program on Energy and Sustainable Development , 2011

As the world's fifth largest coal exporter and a key swing supplier between the Atlantic and Pacific coal markets, South Africa is a crucial player in global markets.  While the country has long been Europe's major supplier of coal, South African exports have begun to shift east and are steadily becoming a major source of coal supply for the Asian coal boom.  This strategic positioning sets the stage for South Africa to become an even more important player in determining how the world trades and prices coal. 

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Public Diplomacy 2.0: An Exploratory Case Study of the Digital Outreach Team

Lina Khatib, William Dutton, Michael Thelwall
CDDRL Working Papers , 2011

The internet is enabling new approaches to public diplomacy. The Digital Outreach Team at the US Department of State is one such initiative, aiming to engage directly with citizens in the Middle East through posting messages about US foreign policy on popular Arabic, Urdu, and Persian language internet forums. This permits them to present the US administration's views on issues related to American foreign policy in a transparent manner. This case study assesses the process and reach of this new method of internet diplomacy.

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