Security

Security

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 implications 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. 

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Some Humility About Transparency

March 2021

In a new blog post, Daphne Keller, Director of the Program on Platform Regulation at the Cyber Policy Center, looks at the need for transparency when it comes to content moderation and asks, what...

What’s ‘Communist’ about the Communist Party of China?

March 2021

Is the Chinese Communist Party really communist at all? Expert Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, weighs in.

U.S.-China Relations in the Biden Era

March 2021

Dr. Thomas Wright examines the recent history of US-China relations and what that might mean for the new administration.

How China is Bending the Rules in the South China Sea

February 2021

Beijing’s misapplication of international law in the disputed waters is more complex than it seems on the surface.

Military Competition with China: Harder to Win Than During the Cold War?

February 2021

On February 10th, the APARC China Program hosted Professor Oriana Mastro to discuss military relations between the US and China, and why deterrence might be even more difficult than during the Cold...

How the Kremlin Uses Agenda Setting to Paint Democracy in Panic

February 2021

Since November 2020, the world has watched the presidential transition in the United States with unease. After a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an effort to...

India Should Prioritize a Denial Strategy in the Indian Ocean

February 2021

The stand-off with China in the Himalayas has raised a broader debate about India’s strategic outlook.

Staying Current

February 2021

An Investigation Into a Suspended Facebook Network Supporting the Leader of the Palestinian Democratic Reform Current

The Myanmar Coup Is a Major Setback, but the Story of Myanmar's Struggle for Democracy Is Not Over

February 2021

According to Scot Marciel, former U.S. ambassador to Myanmar and Stanford visiting scholar at APARC, building a democracy is a difficult process that can be upended, particularly when the military is...

APARC Offers Fellowship and Funding Opportunities to Support, Diversify Stanford Student Participation in Contemporary Asia Research

January 2021

The Center has launched a suite of offerings including a predoctoral fellowship, a diversity grant, and research assistant internships to support Stanford students interested in the area of...

Q&A with Riana Pfefferkorn, Stanford Internet Observatory Research Scholar

January 2021

Riana Pfefferkorn joined the Stanford Internet Observatory as a research scholar in December. She comes from Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, where she was the Associate Director of...

The Soft War That America Is Losing

January 2021

The US depends far more on its soft power than authoritarian China does. Once it is lost, it is hard to get back.

How to Mitigate the Risks of Chinese Military Expansion in the Indian Ocean Region

January 2021

China’s expanding military capacity in the Indian Ocean region poses risks for the United States and its partners, writes South Asia Research Scholar Arzan Tarapore in 'The Washington Quarterly...

Let's Keep it the 'Free and Open' Indo-Pacific

January 2021

Both Japan's Suga and the incoming Biden adminstration should maintain the language of the "free and open Indo-Pacific" for consistency and to signal their ongoing commitment to...

How Japan's Suga Can Build an Alliance to Counter China

December 2020

The strengths and weaknesses of the Quad

Nominations Open for 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award

December 2020

Sponsored by Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the annual award recognizes outstanding journalists and journalism organizations for excellence in coverage of the Asia-...

China’s South China Sea Strategy Prioritizes Deterrence Against the US, Says Stanford Expert

December 2020

Analysis by FSI Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro reveals that the Chinese military has taken a more active role in China’s South China Sea strategy, but not necessarily a more aggressive one.

Japan's Role Could Redefine Asia-Pacific Relations Under Biden and Suga

November 2020

President-elect Biden's early conversations with Japan's prime minister Yoshihide Suga seem to signal a renewed commitment to coordination on issues of security, environmentalism, human...

A Nuclear Strike Should Require More than One Person’s Order

November 2020

Donald Trump has proven to be volatile, erratic, vengeful and prone to angry outbursts. Last week, as the vote count pushed his reelection bid out of sight, he reportedly fell into a dark mood.

Biden Will Speak Softer but Act Stronger on Taiwan

November 2020

U.S. support will be strengthened, but Trump’s provocations will disappear.

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