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FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the value of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through teaching and honing a research portfolio focused on agriculture, aquaculture, and climate change.

 

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The Midterm Elections

November 8, 2018

Two days after the midterm elections, join a panel of Stanford experts to discuss the election outcomes.

A Probabilistic Analysis of the Risk of Nuclear Deterrence Failure

October 11, 2018

Abstract: This research proposes, develops, and demonstrates a quantitative risk analytic method for integrating a set of modern deterrence considerations with respect to nuclear weapon arsenals...

Independence and Governance in Singapore: The Highest Stage of Colonialism?

October 11, 2018

Singapore’s government is widely seen as competent, honest, and meritocratic—an exceptional case of post-colonial governance.  Nor can any elected incumbent party anywhere match Singapore’s People...

American Democracy and the Mid-Term Elections

October 4, 2018

What’s at stake in this year’s midterm elections? After months of contentious primary races, the 2018 midterms will determine which party controls Congress this January.

Playing With Fire: Provocation, Crisis Escalation, and Inadvertent War

September 19, 2018

Abstract: Recent tensions on the Korean peninsula and in the South China Sea have raised concerns that provocative actions, such as the use of insulting rhetoric or military force, might trigger...

Gangsters and Masters: Criminality and Politics in Malaysia

September 18, 2018

In Malaysia, criminality is a highly political question, and that is mainly why local scholarship on the topic is rare.

Drell Lecture: The Battle for the Soul of the Internet

September 17, 2018

Speaker Bio: Alex Stamos is a cybersecurity expert, business leader and entrepreneur working to improve the security and safety of the Internet through his teaching and research at Stanford...

Shadows on the Wall: Legislative Politics in Post-Reform Vietnam

September 14, 2018

Recent scholarship suggests that, under authoritarian regimes, quasi-democratic institutions such as elections and legislatures—the velvet gloves of autocratic rule—actually enable political...

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART: Lessons in Courage, Power, & Persistence

September 13, 2018

 2018 S.T. Lee LectureshipFew people have sat across from the Iranians and the North Koreans at the negotiating table. WENDY SHERMAN has done both.

From Within and Without: Taiwan’s New Security Challenges

August 24, 2018

From Within and Without: Taiwan’s New Security Challenges Since 2016, Beijing’s pressure campaign on Taiwan has threatened the island’s international space and domestic tranquility.

The Psychology of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: The Measure of a Man

July 30, 2018

Dr. Kenneth Dekleva's talk is one of the first times that a leadership analysis/political psychology profile of North Korea's Kim Jong Un has been presented in an academic setting.

FSI in Washington D.C. - North Korea: Now What?

July 5, 2018

Description:The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University (FSI) brings you an expert panel discussion in Washington, DC:North Korea: Now What?Stanford experts on the...

A Brief History of Security

June 7, 2018

Speaker(s) Bio: Stephen Stedman is a Freeman Spogli senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and FSI, an affiliated faculty member at CISAC, and professor of...

17th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Panel Discussion: How North Korea Is, and Isn't, Changing under Kim Jong Un

May 22, 2018

RSVP NowA common assumption is that North Korea is a "Hermit Kingdom" that froze in time some decades ago.

Ford Dorsey Master's Program in International Policy Webinar

May 15, 2018

Online Event Interested in learning more about the Ford Dorsey Master's Program in International Policy at Stanford University?

Crimea: Russia's Unique Experiment on Integration of Annexed Territory | A Conversation with Mustafa Dzhemilev

May 15, 2018

This event is now full. Please send an email to sj1874@stanford.edu if you would like to be added to the wait list. Crimea has become a precedent in the newest world history.

Incentivizing Restraint in the South China Sea

May 2, 2018

How does Southeast Asia incentivize a major power like China to exercise restraint, particularly in the ongoing dispute in the South China Sea (SCS)? Prof.

Sentiment, Reason, and Law: Policing in the Republic of China on Taiwan

April 30, 2018

The Republic of China on Taiwan spent nearly four decades as a single-party state under dictatorial rule (1949-1987) before transitioning to liberal democracy.

Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy Coterm Info Session

April 27, 2018

Interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in International Policy?

North Korea Summit Diplomacy: Round 2

April 19, 2018

After his secret meeting with President Xi Jinping of China in March, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is set to meet with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on April 27 at Peace House, south of the...

The United States and Taiwan: An Enduring Partnership

April 17, 2018

The Taiwan Relations Act, along with the three U.S.-China joint communiques, remains the foundation for U.S.

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Gustavo Robles Research Associate
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Research Scholar, Lecturer
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC