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Scholarly Publications

Computer Science Skills Across China, India, Russia, and the United States

March 2019

We assess and compare computer science skills among final-year computer science undergraduates (seniors) in four major economic and political powers that produce approximately half of the science,...

From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia

May 2018

In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today’s...

Uneasy Partnerships: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

April 2017

Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners.

Other Publications

Trump’s weakness against Putin is on display — again

August 2017

I’m trying hard to keep an open mind about President Trump, but it closed just a little further yesterday after his flippant comments about expulsion of employees at U.S.

Why deciding to ‘move forward’ with Putin is a big mistake

July 2017

In his readout of the first meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the desire of both presidents to forget about the past —...

The North Korean Missile Test Pushes Xi and Putin Closer

July 2017

The most dangerous impact of North Korea’s long-range missile test this past week may not have been the one in the Sea of Japan, felt in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.

News

Nuclear Security, Arms Control and the U.S.-Russia Relationship

April 2019

For nearly five decades, Washington and Moscow have engaged in negotiations to manage their nuclear competition.

How Ukraine’s Comedian-Candidate Could Disappoint the Kremlin

April 2019

If voters in Ukraine elect television star Volodymyr Zelensky president Sunday, as seems almost certain, that should please the Kremlin, which in the course of supporting rebels in the eastern...

Michael McFaul Testifies Before House Intelligence Committee

March 2019

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a public hearing on Thursday, March 28, 2019, as part of its investigation into Russian influence during and after the 2016 election...

Events

America's Middle East Purgatory: The Case for Doing Less

April 4, 2019

Abstract: President Trump may talk about the Middle East differently than Obama did.

Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

March 27, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract: Why were Western expectations about how Russia would develop after the Soviet collapse so misplaced?

NATO’s Response to the Changing Security Environment

March 18, 2019

Abstract: Ambassador Koster will address the following political-military issues during his lecture.

Projects

European Security Initiative Lecture Series

Educating and involving the Stanford community is a critical part of the European Security Initiative.  Stanford faculty, students, staff, visitors and neighbors are warmly welcome to attend this...
English

History and Territory in Northeast Asia: What Role for the United States?

Tensions over unresolved territorial issues and problems of wartime history in Northeast Asia are again on the rise.
English

Nuclear Risk Reduction

The Nuclear Risk Reduction initiative engages technical and policy experts to reduce nuclear risks by promoting collaboration between the United States and Russia, China and Pakistan.
English

Multimedia

Cybersecurity

May 2018

Data breaches. Malware. Theft of corporate secrets. Hacking of elections. As the world’s information has moved more and more online, so have the world’s crime, terrorists, and clandestine operations.

Russian-American Relations: Present and Future

December 2017

"Russian-American Relations: Present and Future "Date: December 1, 2017Venue: GSB Common, Stanford UniversitySpeaker: Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the U.S. 

100 Shades of Red

October 2017

"100 Shades of Red"Date: October 10, 2017Venue:  William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, Stanford UniversitySpeaker: Mikhail Zygar, Russian Journalist 

People

Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Kathryn Stoner Deputy Director, Senior Fellow Senior Fellow
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Alla Kassianova Alla Kassianova Senior Research Associate
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Kristin Ven Bruusgaard Kristin Ven Bruusgaard Postdoctoral Fellow
Benoit Pelopidas Benoît Pelopidas Affiliate
Anne Clunan Anne Clunan Affiliate
Alice Underwood Pre-doctoral Fellow, CDDRL