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Al Qaeda’s Leader Is Old, Bumbling—and a Terrorist Mastermind

September 2020

Nineteen years after 9/11, al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has yet to achieve the household notoriety evoked by his immediate predecessor, Osama bin Laden.

News

China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

November 2021

Peter Martin discusses the advent of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy in Chinese politics — is it really such a new phenomenon after all?

Engaging China: Fifty Years of Sino-American Relations

November 2021

Was the strategy of engagement with China worthwhile? Experts Mary Bullock, Thomas Fingar, David M. Lampton, and Anne Thurston discuss their recent release, "Engaging China: Fifty Years of Sino-...

C.I.A. Director William Burns Encourages Students to Pursue Public Service with Humility and Open Minds

October 2021

Director Burns shared how he is applying the lessons he learned as a diplomat to make the intelligence community an effective organization for the challenges facing policymakers today.

Events

Can India Be a High-Technology Superpower?

November 10, 2021

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others.

What's Next for the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Partnership? Security and Economic Cooperation in a New Era

November 2, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here. This event is co-hosted with the East Asia Institute (EAI) in Korea.

Nationalist Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy

September 9, 2021

For Fall Quarter 2021, FSI will be hosting hybrid events.

Projects

China: Going Global

Beijing’s new Silk Road initiative links old trade corridors from Asia to Africa and Europe.
English

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

Taiwan Democracy and Security Project Speaker Series

The Taiwan Democracy and Security Project Speaker Series features talks by Taiwanese public officials, intellectuals, and scholars, and by U.S.-based scholars of Taiwan and of cross-strait...
English

Multimedia

The U.S. Pivots To Focus On Southeast Asia After The Fall Of Kabul

August 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris is preparing to travel to Southeast Asia, where the reaction to the Taliban's swift takeover of Kabul is amazement, Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson tells NPR's Southeast Asia Correspondent Julie...

Visualizing the Essential: Mexicans in the U.S. Agricultural Workforce

January 2021

In this webinar, Dr. Ignacio Ornelas Rodriguez spoke about the history of the Bracero Program (1942–1964) and also shared reflections on the current status of agricultural workers.

China’s Belt, Road, and Beyond: State Mobilization and Localized Implementation

October 2020

Most people attribute the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to Beijing’s imperialist ambitions.

People

Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
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Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
2015 eileen donahoe 04 web Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Photo of Oriana Skylar Mastro Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow