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Imperfect Partners

The United States And Southeast Asia

Family-level Factors of Early Childhood Development: Evidence from Rural China

Family-level factors that characterize the home environment are critical inputs to early language and cognitive development, and potential mechanisms for improving developmental outcomes in...

The Association between Video Game Time and Adolescent Mental Health: Evidence from Rural China

As digital devices like computers become more widely available in developing countries, there is a growing need to understand how the time that adolescents spend using these devices for...

The Logic of Governance in China

An Organizational Approach

Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Program

A chapter in Routledge Handbook of the International Relations of South Asia

Classless Politics

Islamist Movements, the Left, and Authoritarian Legacies in Egypt

Structural Determinants of Child Health in Rural China: The Challenge of Creating Health Equity

Over the past two decades, the literature has shown a clear gradient between child health and wealth. The same health–wealth gradient is also observed among children in China, with a large gap in...

Minilateral Deterrence in the Indo-Pacific

An Asia Policy roundtable co-edited by Arzan Tarapore, including an essay by Oriana Skylar Mastro.

The Role of Self-Esteem in the Academic Performance of Rural Students in China

The self-esteem of students may be significantly associated with their academic performance. However, past research in developing contexts on this issue is limited, particularly among early...

Struggles for Political Change in the Arab World

Regimes, Oppositions, and External Actors after the Spring

Challenges and Opportunities in Aligning Conservation with Development in China’s National Parks: A Narrative Literature Review

As part of its effort to balance economic development with environmental objectives, China has established a new national park system, with the first five locations formally established in 2021....

Early Parenting Interventions to Foster Human Capital in Developing Countries

One out of every three children under age 5 in developing countries lives in conditions that impede human capital development. In this study, we survey the literature on parenting training...

Policy Roundup: September 2022

Key policy takeaways from Rose Gottemoeller on Putin's nuclear threats and Mikhail Gorbachev's legacy, Michael McFaul on fixing the sanctions against Russia, Francis Fukuyama on why Ukraine will...

JAMA Forum: Resuscitating Abortion Rights in Emergency Care

In this JAMA Forum article by Stanford Health Policy's Michelle Mello, the professor of health policy and law...

Effect of Eyeglasses on Student Academic Performance: What Matters? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in China

Although eyeglasses have been considered a cost-effective way to combat myopia, the empirical evidence of its impacts on improving learning outcomes is inconsistent. This paper provides empirical...

Content Governance in the Metaverse

Paper from the Content Policy and Society Lab

Policy Roundup: August 2022

Key policy takeaways from Rose Gottemoeller on why the U.S. should avoid a nuclear arms race, Michael McFaul on how Putin may try to end the war in Ukraine, Oriana Skylar Mastro on China's...

Bureaucrats, Local Elites, and Economic Development

Chapter in the volume Economies, Institutions and Territories: Dissecting Nexuses in a Changing World.  


Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller Steven C. Házy Lecturer
Woman smiling Sulgiye Park Stanton Postdoctoral Fellow
Michael Tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
Prashant Loyalka Prashant Loyalka Senior Fellow Associate Professor
Raymond Levitt Raymond Levitt Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL
Marisa Kellam Marisa Kellam Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Adam Bonica Adam Bonica Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Associate Professor, Political Science
Headshot of Dr. Yiqing Xu. Yiqing Xu Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI
Image of Professor Nick Bloom. Nicholas Bloom Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI Stanford Affiliate, SCCEI
Roz low res 9 11 cropped Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Scott Sagan Headshot Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology