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China Is Pushing Back Against Taiwan for These Three Reasons

April 2019

On March 31, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that two Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) J-11 jets crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait.

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...

Five years after Crimea’s illegal annexation, the issue is no closer to resolution

March 2019

March 18 marks the fifth anniversary of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, which capped the most blatant land grab in Europe since World War II.

The battle for Azov: Round 1 goes to Russia

December 2018

On November 25, Russian border patrol ships attacked and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels attempting to transit from the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov via the Kerch Strait.

New North Korea sanctions a plausible step yet unlikely to break long-standing deadlock

July 2017

North Korea launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 3, a first for the country that has increasingly advanced proliferation and testing over the last three years...

US Pacific Command hosts Stanford group for Asia security dialogue

May 2017

The mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region recently became a bit clearer for 22 faculty and military fellows from Stanford, the Massachusetts Institute of...

National security scholars participate in MOOC on South Asia

May 2017

Shorenstein APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar, FSI Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker, and CISAC Senior Fellow Scott Sagan are part of a group of 80 national security experts included in a Massive Open Online...

Shorenstein APARC experts offer analysis, insights on Xi-Trump summit

April 2017

President Trump hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping last week at Mar-a-Lago for their first meeting which set out to address economic, trade and security challenges shared between the two countries...

Ideas for ASEAN going forward

April 2017

The Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a coalition of 10 Southeast Asian countries formed to promote regional development and security, will mark its 50th anniversary this year.

Law School holds China Guiding Cases Project seminar

February 2017

SCPKU hosted the China Guiding Cases Project (CGCP) of Stanford Law School on November 22, 2016. The seminar was attended by legal practitioners, officials, academics, and students.

Stanford experts offer policy proposals, insights on US-Asia relations

February 2017

Stanford scholars are encouraging the new administration to consider steps to alleviate the uncertainty and anxiety felt by countries in East Asia about U.S.

Abe-Putin summit holds prospect of resolution on island dispute

December 2016

A hot springs summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin next week hopes to solve the 70-year-old dispute over an isolated string of islands that Russian...

Navy Secretary speaks on US maritime partnerships in Asia

October 2016

Speaking at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center on Tuesday, U.S.

Reports on war crimes should use language that reflects a moral, not legal, orientation, Stanford expert says

August 2016

Legal scholar Shiri Krebs found that overly legal language in reports on war crimes is less effective than morally based communication in influencing public attitudes on accountability.

A Real War Story, in Drawings

June 2016

Scott Sagan decodes the haunting drawings of a Lakota chief who defeated George Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Why does China want to control the South China Sea?

May 2016

The disputes over the South China Sea are complex, and they overlap and collide in complex ways.

Human rights experts weigh in on Syria conflict

November 2015

On November 10, CDDRL and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice welcomed Human Rights Watch's Director of Emergencies Peter Bouckaert and Sareta Ashraph, senior analyst on...

Russia seeks to demonstrate military prowess in Syria, CDDRL scholar says

November 2015

In a recent piece with Stanford News, FSI Senior Fellow Kathryn Stoner remarks on recent Russian military interventions in the Syrian conflict, suggesting that this re-engagement with the Middle...

Where's Taiwan on the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

October 2015

With the announcement on Monday that an agreement has been reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the controversial trade accord is in the news all across Asia this week.

Stanford Experts Assess Iran Nuclear Deal

July 2015

The landmark deal between six world powers and Iran, which would limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions, was an important step toward stopping Iran from building a...

Noura Erakat analyzes the political and legal contexts of the 2014 Gaza war [VIDEO]

May 2015

As part of the Arab Reform and Democracy Program's speaker series, George Mason University scholar Noura Erakat examined the political and legal contexts for the 2014 Gaza war. In July and August...

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

The Europe Center October 2014 Newsletter

October 2014

 The Europe Center Graduate Student Grant CompetitionCall for Proposals:The Europe Center is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 Graduate Student Grant Competition for graduate and professional...

Task force hopes to curb misuse of digital tools to exploit children

March 2014

CISAC affiliate John Villasenor goes before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs to present a report by the Digital Economy Task Force on efforts to combat the misuse of...

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Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Jamil Jaffer Jamil N. Jaffer Affiliate
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Mira Yoo Visiting Scholar at APARC
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