Foreign Policy

Scholarly Publications

Indian Ocean Strategic Futures

Re-examining assumptions of capability and intent

Al Qaeda’s Franchise Reboot

September 2020

Nineteen years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, does al Qaeda still pose a significant threat to U.S. national security?

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

August 2020

Southeast Asia is arguably the most diverse region in the world.

Other Publications

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.

Why didn’t the U.S. rebuke Russia for its Taliban bounty deal? Four things to know.

July 2020

President Trump is in the middle of another controversy involving Russia.

News

What the U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Means for Taiwan

September 2021

In a New York Times opinion piece, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro argues that the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan does not represent a potential catalyst for an impending Chinese attack on...

‘Everything is Possible in Ukraine’: President Volodymyr Zelensky Addresses Stanford Community During Historic Visit

September 2021

President Zelensky outlined the steps his administration is undertaking to bring increased digitization to Ukraine, curb corruption and create more equitable access to public services for more...

The Significance of Kamala Harris’ Vietnam Trip: Interview with Donald K. Emmerson

August 2021

Emmerson talks to VnExpress about the implications of Harris’ visit to Hanoi, the first such visit by a U.S. vice president.

Events

Nationalist Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy

September 9, 2021

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

A New Beginning or the Same Old Story? Prospects for the Biden Administration's North Korea Policy

February 12, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here. The Biden administration has yet to announce its North Korea policy, and it remains unclear whether it will try to forge a new path in U.S.

Challenges to the United States: Japan in the 1980s and China today

October 14, 2020

This event is held virtually via Zoom. Please register for the webinar via the below link.

Projects

China: Going Global

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

hrmcmaster H.R. McMaster Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
yff 2013 3281 med Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
Portrait 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
2015 eileen donahoe 04 web Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
oriana mastro 1 Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science