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2012 Payne Distinguished Lecture: The Future of the American Military

May 3, 2012

Karl Eikenberry is the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Stanford US-Russia Forum Capstone Conference

April 18, 2012

________________________________________________Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum Capstone Conference April 18 - 20, 2012, Stanford University                                                              ...

Ukraine’s Foreign Policy: Losing its Balance

April 13, 2012

This talk will address a primary foreign policy challenge for independent Ukraine which has been to strike a proper balance between its relations with the West and those with Russia.  Today,...

The Road Ahead for America and Pakistan

February 17, 2012

About the topic: When democracy returned to Pakistan, Americans and Pakistanis had high expectations of an improved partnership.

The Transition to Afghan Sovereignty: Assessing Progress and Identifying Challenges

January 31, 2012

Ten years into the war in Afghanistan, Payne Distinguished Lecturer Lt. Gen. Karl W. Eikenberry, the former U.S.

Building a Rule of Law in Afghanistan

January 12, 2012

Karl Eikenberry is the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University (FSI).   Within FSI he is an affiliated faculty member with the...

The Future of Crime

October 31, 2011

The unprecedented rapid rate of scientific progress is creating new opportunities for transnational criminal and terrorist organizations to exploit advances in technology for unintended nefarious...

The End of Hungarian Democracy? International Implications

October 21, 2011

Co-sponsored by The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies and The Europe Center   Event Synopsis: The End of Hungarian Democracy?

The NATO-EU-Russia Triangle: Different Perceptions and Approaches to International Security

April 19, 2011

About the speaker: Dr. Franz Cede is a retired Austrian diplomat who served as the Austrian Ambassador to Russia (1999-2003) and to NATO (2003-2007).

Weak Sovereignty: Russia, Europe and the in-Between States

April 13, 2011

The countries sandwiched between Russia and the European Union are not fully independent actors in regional and international politics: they cannot join the EU or NATO and do not wish to form a...

Now More Than Ever: Ensuring Security and Achieving Peace in a Changing Middle East

April 7, 2011

With democratic revolutions spreading throughout the region, and as US, European and NATO forces enter the conflict in Libya, the transatlantic community shares concern over events in the greater...

What is in A Coffee Cup? Turkey and the European Union

April 7, 2011

5:00 pm: Reception6:00 PM: Screening of “Coffee Futures” (2009, 22 minutes), followed by a discussion with: Zeynep Gursel(Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan- Ann Arbor; Director ...

Addressing the Accountability Gap in Statebuilding: The Case of Afghanistan

February 25, 2011

Symposium Outline Ten years after President Bush attempted to reduce U.S.

Between Moscow and Brussels: Emerging States, East or West?

November 5, 2009

This event is a closed academic workshop, attendance by invitation only.

Wi(l)der West? A Transatlantic Perspective on the European Periphery from the Balkans and Turkey to Russia

October 22, 2009

In recent years, the United States and its European Union partners have often diverged in their policy outlooks towards the wider European periphery—the diverse region stretching from the Balkans...

Programmers, Managers, and Defense Dollars: The Contrary Networking of "Software Engineering"

October 15, 2009

"I think that, by and large, the managers wouldn't know a good technique if it hit them in the face." The prominent computer scientist Alan Perlis spoke these words at a second NATO-sponsored...

Energy Developments and Geopolitics in the Caspian Region: Perspectives from Azerbaijan

August 6, 2009

Fariz Ismailzade, Azerbaijan, is director of the Advanced Foreign Service Program at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Energy Security, Memory Wars and "Compatriots" in Baltic-Russian Relations

June 11, 2009

According to Professor Muiznieks, since the early 1990s, the Baltic states have been seen as unfriendly in the eyes of Russians due to their "return to the West" attitude.

Latvia in Crisis: Where is a Way Out of It?

April 17, 2009

Latvia is a country that has come through a crisis before; can it do it again? Professor Stranga examines the current crisis in Latvia, a country much evolved over the past 50 years.

Ukraine's Challenges, the West's Response

April 16, 2009

Ambassador Pifer clearly sets out the central issues for Ukraine in this coming year.

Proliferating from Civilian Nuclear Power

April 15, 2009

The purpose of this presentation is to indicate possible ways in which nuclear power plant (NPP) projects and possibly related nuclear fuel cycle facilities (should there be any) could be subverted...

The USSR and European Integration

February 12, 2009

Professor Mueller focuses not only on Russia's current relations with the EU but also the historical buildup to the current state of play.

Evidence from Imagery: The Iran and Syrian Nuclear Programs - An Open & Shut Case?

November 5, 2008

Abstract: In this age of increasing "Global Transparency," commercial satellite imagery has now made it possible for anyone to remotely peer "over the fence" and view what heretofore had been...

Iran's Nuclear Program: Perspectives Inside and Outside of Iran

October 30, 2008

Ariel (Eli) Levite is a nonresident senior associate in the Nonproliferation Program at the Carnegie Endowment.