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Meet the Nuclear Sleuths Shaking Up U.S. Spycraft

January 2022

Armed with Internet connections rather than security clearances, scholars, hobbyists and conspiracy peddlers are forcing intelligence agencies to rethink how they do business.

The Biden Nuclear Posture Review: Defense, Offense, and Avoiding Arms Races

January 2022

President Joe Biden’s administration is conducting a missile defense review in parallel with its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). Those reviews will determine whether to adjust the nuclear and missile...

Civiil and Human Rights: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy

January 2022

SPICE recommends the use of a short lecture—titled “Civil and Human Rights: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy” by Dr. Clayborne Carson—for high school and college levels.

A Look at the Supreme Court Ruling on Vaccination Mandates

January 2022

Two Stanford law, labor and health experts explain the legal and health implications of the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large...

Analysis: N.Korea’s 'hypersonic missile' tests raise military stakes in Asia

January 2022

"These sorts of offense-defence races have been taking place globally for many decades now, and what we consistently see is that offence has the advantage," said Cameron Tracy, a researcher...

Call for Stanford Student Applications: APARC Hiring 2022 Summer Research Assistants

January 2022

To support Stanford students working in the area of contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center is offering research assistant positions for summer 2022. The deadline for submitting...

After U.S.-Russia, NATO-Russia and OSCE Meetings, What Next?

January 2022

During the last two months of 2021, Russia created a crisis by deploying large military forces near Ukraine and demanding security guarantees from the United States and NATO.

Jean Oi Elected Vice President of the Association for Asian Studies

January 2022

APARC’s Jean Oi, a China expert, will begin her term with the AAS in March 2022, serving on a four-year leadership ladder of vice president, president, and past president. Representing all the...

The Missing Fragments of My Japanese Identity

January 2022

The following reflection is a guest post written by Hikaru Sean Isayama, a 2020 alumnus of the Reischauer Scholars Program.

Key nuclear treaty review plagued by COVID delays as distrust grows

January 2022

Today’s security environment calls for a renewed commitment to nonproliferation. No country alone can reverse adverse developments in Iran and dissuade others from seeking nuclear arsenals. Effective...

How Fake Spies Ruin Real Intelligence

January 2022

Spy-themed entertainment is standing in for adult education on the subject, and although the idea might seem far-fetched, fictional spies are actually shaping public opinion and real intelligence...

What the Ukraine-Russia Crisis Says about the Global Struggle for Democracy

January 2022

Former prime minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk joins Michael McFaul on the World Class Podcast to analyze Russia's aggression towards Ukraine and how it fits into Vladamir Putin's...

Kremlin’s unwillingness to recognize Ukraine as a sovereign state has resulted in major strategic failure for Russia, Stanford scholar says

January 2022

As Russia increases its military presence along the Ukrainian border, Stanford scholar Steven Pifer discusses what Russia hopes to achieve and why its policies toward Ukraine are backfiring.

Herbert Lin On Cyber Threats And Nuclear Weapons

January 2022

In this Q&A, Lin discusses his recently released book Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons. He explains that until this publication, the literature about cyber technology’s impact on the nuclear...

The Legacy of the January 6 Insurrection

January 2022

On the first anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, scholars from across FSI reflect on the ongoing ramifications the insurrection is having on America's domestic politics and...

The Forces Driving Industrial Automation in China

January 2022

"By 2016, China had the world’s largest stock of operational robots. This was a massive increase from 2010, when it trailed Japan, the United States, Germany, and South Korea. To learn why and...

Virtual Workshop for Community College Instructors Will Explore Cyber Threat Across the U.S. Nuclear Enterprise

January 2022

SPICE and Stanford Global Studies will offer a free virtual workshop with Dr. Herbert Lin on January 25th, 4:00pm–6:00pm.

Welcoming Hakeem Jefferson to CDDRL

January 2022

Jefferson, an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University, will join the center as a faculty affiliate.

Europe's Defense against Russia is, and should Remain, NATO's Core Mission

December 2021

In 1991, some 50 years after NATO’s establishment for the defense of Western Europe against a Soviet military threat, the Warsaw Pact disbanded and the Soviet Union collapsed.

Russia’s draft agreements with NATO and the United States: Intended for rejection?

December 2021

Russia maintains the world’s largest nuclear arsenal and the most powerful conventional military forces in Europe. Russian military units currently are deployed — uninvited and unwanted — in Ukraine...

Does the Kremlin Understand Ukraine? Apparently Not

December 2021

The abject failure of Russian policy toward Ukraine over the past seven years suggests Vladimir Putin has a flawed understanding of the country.

Will Russia launch a full military invasion of Ukraine?

December 2021

As Russian troops gather on Ukraine’s borders, the outstanding question is whether Russian President Putin is prepared to bear the domestic and international costs of a full-scale invasion or if he’...

Preventing Preterm Deliveries Using a Digital Approach

December 2021

SHP researchers awarded grant to continue their clinical trial testing out a digital app they hope will prevent preterm births.

China’s Fake Twitter Accounts Are Tweeting Into the Void

December 2021

China’s state-linked influence operations get very little engagement on Twitter.

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blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
colin kahl Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Abbas Milani photo by Babak Payami Abbas Milani Affiliate, CDDRL Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Chonira Aturupane Headshot Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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hrmcmaster H.R. McMaster Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow