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Is Russia preparing for war?

December 2021

As Russia builds up forces near Ukraine, it continues to insist its troops are there simply to conduct military exercises. While exercises are routine, they have also historically been used by Russia...

Russia-Ukraine: Biden did the Needed with Putin

December 2021

US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke via video link for around two hours on December 7 in a hastily arranged virtual summit to address international concerns over a...

Building Economic Resiliency in the APEC Region Post-COVID-19

December 2021

Working with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Soomin Jun (Master’s in International Policy '22) found new connections between her interests in supporting the economic development of...

Will Russia Invade Ukraine?

December 2021

All eyes are on Ukraine (including ours). Steven Pifer, a William J. Perry Research Fellow at CISAC and former ambassador to Ukraine, joins co-host Tom Collina to discuss Putin’s motivations for...

Stanford’s Program on Democracy and the Internet Launches New Initiative on Digital Technologies in Emerging Countries

December 2021

The project will shed light on the impact of technological disruptions on emerging economies to assess and present regulatory solutions.

What Biden should say to Putin on Ukraine

December 2021

President Joe Biden will hold a secure video call with Russian President Vladimir Putin December 7 against the backdrop of a menacing Russian military build-up near Ukraine. U.S. intelligence...

Call for Papers | Digital Technologies in Emerging Countries: Impacts and Responses

December 2021

The Program on Democracy and the Internet (PDI) at Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center is soliciting papers for a new initiative called “Digital Technologies in Emerging Countries: Impacts and Responses...

2022 Shorenstein Journalism Award Open to Nomination Entries

December 2021

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-...

Impacting Online Social Discourse at the Oversight Board

December 2021

Eyal Zilberman (Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy Class of ’22) had a unique opportunity to see the challenges of regulating social media on from the inside out while working with the...

Analysis of Twitter Takedowns Linked to Venezuela, Mexico, Tanzania, and China

December 2021

In this post and in the attached reports, we investigate four newly suspended Twitter operations.

In Bed with Embeds: How a Network Tied to IRA Operations Created Fake “Man on the Street” Content Embedded in News Articles

December 2021

In this post and in the attached report, we investigate IRA operations

Investing in Children and Youth at USAID through Education

November 2021

Emily Bauer (Master’s in International Policy '22) gained first-hand experience with the importance of education for children in unstable environments as an intern with the United States Agency...

China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

November 2021

Peter Martin discusses the advent of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy in Chinese politics — is it really such a new phenomenon after all?

Health Policy Student: My Brother’s Death Is Not a Statistic

November 2021

After Kaylynn Purdy lost her older brother to a drug overdose, she chose to write about his death to highlight the human faces behind the opioid epidemic both in Canada and here in the United States.

Community Policing: A Better Way to Improve Policing or a Bust?

November 2021

A first-of-its-kind study from Jeremy M. Weinstein, Graeme Blair and Fotini Christia shows that the celebrated practice of community policing may have few, if any, positive impacts on communities in...

Interview: Stanford’s Herbert Lin on “Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons”

November 2021

Much of the technology now controlling US nuclear weapons was produced before the rise of the Internet. Newer technology will improve aspects of command, control, and communications related to the US...

Growing Up Navajo

November 2021

Dr. Harold Begay, Navajo Nation Superintendent (Select) of Schools, Department of Diné Education, shares reflections on his life.

Reassessing China’s Capabilities and Goals for Strategic Competition

November 2021

On the World Class podcast, Oriana Skylar Mastro argues that in order to set effective policy toward China, the United States needs to better understand how and why China is projecting power.

Why Do Governments Reveal Cyber Intrusions?

November 2021

Germany held federal elections Sept. 26 to select the new members of the Bundestag. Neither of the leading parties secured enough seats to govern alone. While the three parties likely to constitute...

Stanford e-Japan Online Course Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2022

November 2021

Interested students must apply by December 31, 2021.

The Belarus border crisis shows it’s getting easier to ‘weaponize’ refugees

November 2021

Countries like Belarus are counting on E.U. governments to see refugees as a security threat.

Need something to worry about: Here comes space junk.

November 2021

As if living in space weren’t difficult enough. The Russian military recently tested a direct-ascent antisatellite, or ASAT, missile on an old Soviet orbital, Cosmos 1408.

Brazilian Senate Recommends Charging Bolsonaro for Mismanagement of the Covid-19 Pandemic

November 2021

Opposition lawmakers in Brazil voted in favor of charging the president with crimes against humanity for downplaying and mishandling the pandemic.

Publishing and Assessing the Research of Economists: Lessons from Public Health

November 2021

Scott Rozelle introduces his recent publication, "Publishing and Assessing the Research of Economists: Lessons from Public Health" in a blog post for the China Economic Review's...

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