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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New Fellowship on China Policy Seeks to Strengthen U.S.-China Relations

October 2020

Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center invites applications for the inaugural 2021-22 China Policy Fellowship from experts with research experience on issues vital to the U.S. China...

Analysis of an October 2020 Facebook Takedown Linked to U.S. Political Consultancy Rally Forge

October 2020

An astroturfing operation involving fake accounts (some with AI-generated images) that left thousands of comments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Clients included Turning Point Action and...

China-India: Talk is Cheap, But Never Free

September 2020

Nations often hesitate to negotiate with opponents during conflict. But Oriana Skylar Mastro urges that this is precisely what India and China need to do in order to curb the potential for a...

The United States Must Avoid a Nuclear Arms Race with China

September 2020

Oriana Skylar Mastro explains why U.S. nuclear policy needs to minimize the role of nuclear weapons in the U.S.-China great power competition and pave the way for arms control.

APARC Announces 2021-22 Postdoctoral Fellowships for Emerging Scholars in Contemporary Asia, Japan, and Korea Studies

September 2020

The Center’s commitment to supporting young Asia scholars remains strong during the COVID-19 crisis.

India and China are Taking New Risks Along Their Border

September 2020

Will diplomacy help defuse the current tensions brewing along the India-China border? Arzan Tarapore analyzes why restoring peace between the two countries may prove difficult.

U.S. Policymakers Cannot Assume the Fixity of Indian Strategic Preferences, Argues South Asia Research Scholar Arzan Tarapore

September 2020

In a special report published by the National Bureau of Asian Research, Tarapore analyzes possible scenarios for India’s strategic future that expose risks and tensions in current U.S. policy.

Rethinking the Defense Doctrine of India

September 2020

The security threats India faces along its borders require new strategies, and in order to manage and prevent future risks, the military needs to overhaul its traditional playbook of deterring and...

Three Hits and Three Misses: What is Prime Minister Abe’s Legacy?

September 2020

Despite this long period as prime minister, it is not entirely clear that Abe accomplished major policy goals.

Understanding China's Social Credit System

August 2020

Does a tracking system making laws more enforceable actually improve society?

Q&A with Daphne Keller of the Program on Platform Regulation

August 2020

Keller explains some of the issues currently surrounding platform regulation

Call for Stanford Student Applications: APARC Hiring 2020-21 Research Assistants

August 2020

To support Stanford students working in the area of contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center is offering research assistant positions for the fall, winter, and spring quarters of the...

Oriana Skylar Mastro Awarded America in the World Consortium Prize for Best Policy Article

July 2020

Mastro, who begins her role as FSI Center Fellow on August 1, has won the AWC Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy award for her insights on how China leverages ambiguity to...

Q&A: The Data Delusion

July 2020

Protecting Individual Isn't Enough When the Harm is Collective. A Q&A with Marietje Schaake and Martin Tisne on his new paper The Data Delusion.

The Geopolitical Ramifications of Starlink Internet Service?

June 2020

Starlink is a space-based internet service provider that seeks to provide high-speed (40 mbps upload, 100 mbps download ), near-global coverage of the populated world by 2021—bringing this service to...

What does COVID-19 mean for Ukraine’s frontlines?

June 2020

President Volodymyr Zelensky and his government in Ukraine face two fundamental challenges: ending the conflict with Russia and implementing domestic reform. Overcoming these challenges appeared hard...

APARC Announces Diversity Grant to Support Underrepresented Minority Students Interested in Contemporary Asia

June 2020

To encourage Stanford students from underrepresented minorities to engage in study and research of topics related to contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is offering a new...

Governments Aren’t Yet Serious About AI’s Risk to Human Rights

June 2020

In the rush to develop national strategies on artificial intelligence, a new report finds, most governments pay lip service to civil liberties.

Strategy in the South China Sea

June 2020

Donald K. Emmerson analyzes China’s tactics in the South China Sea and how the countries of Southeast Asia are reacting to the tensions in the disputed waterway.

Need To Know: Brett McGurk on America’s strategy to defeat ISIS

June 2020

US presidents tend to set maximalist objectives without necessarily providing the resourcing or laying the necessary diplomatic foundations to achieve such goals.

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