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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.

Working from Home While Worrying For Home

September 2021

About the author: Me Me Khant ’22 was an FSI Global Policy Intern with the The Asia Foundation. She is currently a Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy student at Stanford University.

What the U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Means for Taiwan

September 2021

In a New York Times opinion piece, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro argues that the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan does not represent a potential catalyst for an impending Chinese attack on...

Strait of Emergency?

August 2021

Debating Beijing’s Threat to Taiwan

India, China, and the Quad’s Defining Test

June 2021

The Ladakh crisis between China and India seems to have settled into a stalemate, but its trajectory could again turn suddenly. If it flares into a limited conventional war, one of its incidental...

Navigating Chinese Investment, Trade, and Technology: The New Economy Conference

June 2021

Ambassador Craig Allen, David Cheng, James Green, and Anja Manuel explore the role of Chinese economic activity in California in the context of the greater US-Chinese relationship.

Chinese Space Ambition

June 2021

On the American Foreign Policy Council Space Strategy podcast, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro discusses how China views space and why the United States must not surrender global leadership in...

The Taiwan Temptation

June 2021

Why Beijing Might Resort to Force

Southeast Asia: China’s Long Shadow

June 2021

Chinese foreign policy in Southeast Asia affects, and is affected by, the more despotic character of ASEAN’s mainland compared with its maritime member states. But the destiny of even the already...

Partner, Competitor, and Challenger: Thoughts on the Future of America’s China Strategy

April 2021

Ryan Hass, Michael H. Armacost Chair in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, discusses the future of US-China relations. Can we find room for cooperation in this contentious...

China’s Dangerous Double Game in North Korea

April 2021

Biden must force Beijing to cooperate fully with Washington or pivot to obvious obstruction writes FSI Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro in her latest op-ed for Foreign Affairs.

Biden's Afghanistan Decision

March 2021

President Biden has inherited America’s longest war—the war in Afghanistan—at a critical moment. Under the Trump administration’s deal with the Taliban, the US government is supposed to withdraw...

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.

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...

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...

Assessing the Conventional Military Balance Between India and China

October 2020

Oriana Skylar Mastro and Arzan Tarapore join the Observer Research Foundation’s ‘Armchair Strategist’ podcast to discuss how the Indian and Chinese militaries stack up as tensions between the two...

FSI Center Fellow Wins Best Book in Security Studies Award

September 2020

The American Political Science Association recognizes Oriana Skylar Mastro for her work on military strategy and mediation.

FSI’s Incoming Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses Chinese Ambitions, Deteriorating U.S.-China Relations

July 2020

Mastro, whose appointment as a Center Fellow at Shorenstein APARC begins on August 1, considers the worsening relations between the world’s two largest economies, analyzes Chinese maritime ambitions...

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Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
thumbnail ddo photo Joseph Felter Lecturer
Photo of Oriana Skylar Mastro Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
lapidus Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Nicholas Pic Nicholas Kuipers Predoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Impact Labs (SIL), affiliated with PovGov at CDDRL
ertharin cousin edwfp 6 Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
tanutama headshot2 Vincent Tanutama Research Data Analyst, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Megan Gorman Megan Gorman Associate Director for Administration and Finance