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Why North Korean Human Rights Matter: Book Talk with Robert R. King

April 2021

In his new book, "Patterns of Impunity," Ambassador King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights from 2009 to 2017, shines a spotlight on the North Korean human rights crisis...

U.S. Foreign Policy to Restrict Abortion Funding Results in More Abortions

June 2019

A foreign policy enacted by American presidents opposing abortion results in less funding for family planning and birth control, leading to more unwanted pregnancies, according to new research by...

In Seattle Talk, Former Ambassador to Afghanistan Explains Strategy to Combat Extremism in ‘Fragile States’

April 2019

Karl Eikenberry is a retired Army officer whose two tours of Afghanistan duty — and later service as ambassador to that nation — left him keenly aware of the limits of U.S.

The common denominator to improving health in developing countries: Democracy

March 2019

A new study led by Stanford Health Policy's Tara Templin and the Council on Foreign Relations suggests that a better way to measure the role of democracy in public health is to examine the causes...

Ertharin Cousin, Former US Ambassador and World Food Programme Director, Joins Stanford as Visiting Scholar

August 2017

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University is pleased to announce that former U.S.

Take Action: Global Refugee Crisis

March 2016

How big is the current global refugee crisis?The UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that as of 2015, there are 14.4 million refugees around the world, and an additional 32.3 million...

The American Calculus of Military Intervention

May 2014

Military interventions have traditionally been a source of controversy in the United States.

Stanford scholars: Lessons learned from the Afghanistan War

May 2013

With the Taliban now open to peace talks, a political end to the war in Afghanistan appears in sight.

FSE has a few more questions for the candidates

October 2012

As a follow up to the FSI piece on five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney, FSE fellows ask a few additional food security related questions.

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Stanford study shows no evidence that international health aid is wasted

May 2012

In June 2012, Stanford researchers Rajaie Batniji and Eran Bendavid retracted the research findings explained in the following article.

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest

April 2012

Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world.

NCSE conference links environment and security, new strategies needed

January 2012

FSE director Roz Naylor participated in the lead plenary session integrating climate, energy, food, water, and health at the 12th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment.

Lessons learned after 10 years of war in Afghanistan

September 2011

Karl Eikenberry has a unique perspective on the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

Stanford Africa expert to work for National Security Council

September 2009

Jeremy M. Weinstein, an associate professor of political science, has been appointed Director for Democracy at the National Security Council (NSC).

Fair Winds for the Brotherhood

May 2009

The fortunes of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood may be shifting after three difficult years that saw the group's worst electoral result in history, reports of diminished influence, and sustained...

November 2008 Dispatch - North Korean Succession: China's Interests, China's Leverage, and U.S.-ROK Alliance Considerations

December 2008

We are pleased to bring you this month's dispatch in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches.

CDDRL's McFaul and Diamond in open letter to President-elect Obama, with recommendations to modernize foreign assistance

November 2008

Michael McFaul, Director of CDDRL, and Larry Diamond, Coordinator for the Democracy Program at CDDRL, as part of a bipartisan coalition of foreign policy and development leaders, writes to...

McFaul, Diamond call for 'New Way' in foreign assistance, to include development

July 2008

In a report released on June 10, a high-impact group of development experts including CDDRL Director Michael McFaul and FSI senior fellow Larry Diamond call on Congress and the president to...

FSE welcomes Peter Timmer as Visiting Professor

November 2007

FSE is excited to welcome Peter Timmer as FSE Visiting Professor.

Stephen Krasner, former State Department director of policy planning, returns to Stanford

May 2007

Stephen Krasner, former director of CDDRL and deputy director of FSI, has returned to Stanford following his two-year tenure at the State Department as director of policy planning.

New Program on Global Justice

January 2007

Joshua Cohen: Beginning this fall, I have initiated a Program on Global Justice at FSI. We are just getting started, so it strikes me as a good time to explain the fundamental ideas.

War-torn Afganistan Yearns to Join Family of Nations, Ambassador to U.S. Says

April 2006

Four years after the ouster of the extremist Taliban government, Afghanistan is moving ahead but needs investment and expertise to recover from 30 years of war, the country's ambassador to the...

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Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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