Conflict

Scholarly Publications

Blood and Diamonds

Germany’s Imperial Ambitions in Africa

Power and Time Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History

December 2020

Time is the backdrop of historical inquiry, yet it is much more than a featureless setting for events.

Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Extortion in Mexico’s Drug War

January 2020

Why do drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) sometimes prey on the communities in which they operate but sometimes provide assistance to these communities?

Other Publications

Civil Wars, Intrastate Violence, and International Responses

March 2019

From October 22–23, 2018, the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI) at Stanford University, in conjunction with the Institute for China-U.S.

Beyond Engaged Literature: Samir El-Youssef's The Illusion of Return

December 2017

A feature of contemporary politics is the tendency to focus primarily onnarratives , as if the story lines were more important than the events.

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

Partner, Competitor, and Challenger: Thoughts on the Future of America’s China Strategy

April 2021

Ryan Hass, Michael H. Armacost Chair in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, discusses the future of US-China relations. Can we find room for cooperation in this contentious...

China’s Dangerous Double Game in North Korea

April 2021

Biden must force Beijing to cooperate fully with Washington or pivot to obvious obstruction writes FSI Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro in her latest op-ed for Foreign Affairs.

Biden's Afghanistan Decision

March 2021

President Biden has inherited America’s longest war—the war in Afghanistan—at a critical moment. Under the Trump administration’s deal with the Taliban, the US government is supposed to withdraw...

Events

Military Competition with China: Harder to Win Than During the Cold War?

September 23, 2020

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U.S.-China Relations in the Biden Era

September 23, 2020

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Partner, Competitor, and Challenger: Thoughts on the Future of America’s China Strategy

April 1, 2020

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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

Age related changes in the brain systems underlying intertemporal choice

Despite the fact that physical health and cognitive abilities decline with age, emotion regulation remains stable or improves across the adult lifespan.
English

Age related changes in fronto-striatal connections underlying intertemporal choice

Previous research has produced highly conflicting results on differences in intertemporal preferences with age.
English

Multimedia

From Cold War to Hot Peace

April 2021

Professor Michael McFaul discusses his book, "From Cold War to Hot Peace: A U.S. Ambassador in Putin's Russia," outlining the current state of U.S.–Russia relations and introducing three possible explanations for it.

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.

Ertharin Cousin, Tales from the War on Hunger

February 2018

 After the 2007 Global Food Crisis, President Barack Obama in his Inaugural Address committed to the world’s poor nations: “We pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed...

People

Matthew Fuhrmann Matthew Fuhrmann Affiliate
Max Smeets Max Smeets Affiliate
Elliott, David David Elliott Affiliate
Forrest, Robert Robert Forrest Affiliate
Andrea Gilli Andrea Gilli Affiliate
ertharin cousin edwfp 6 Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Xue Litai Xue Litai Affiliate
Erin Baggott Carter Headshot Erin Baggott Carter Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Benjamin Valentino Benjamin Valentino Affiliate
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Hsu Roland Hsu Affiliate