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How the west became less anxious about Russia’s nuclear threat

May 2022

Despite sabre-rattling US and allies believe deploying such weapons would be too risky for Moscow

Health Policy PhD Candidate Vincent Jappah Overcomes Childhood Amid Civil War Through His Determination To Get an Education

May 2022

From education in displaced persons camps to working on his PhD at Stanford Health Policy, Vincent Jappah is applying his childhood experiences during the civil war in his native Liberia toward a...

Barack Obama Addresses the Intersection of Online Disinformation, Regulation and Democracy at Stanford Event

May 2022

At a conference hosted by the Cyber Policy Center and Obama Foundation, former U.S. President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address about how information is created and consumed, and the threat...

In Troubled Waters: South Korea’s Democracy in Crisis

May 2022

Just as the United States experienced a crisis of democracy under the Trump administration, South Korea underwent a democratic recession during President Moon Jae-in’s time in office. The...

CDDRL Welcomes Anti-Corruption Activist Lyubov Sobol as Visiting Scholar

May 2022

Sobol will work alongside CDDRL faculty on projects related to the opposition movement in Russia today, human rights, and the rolling back of democracy in Russia.

Next Steps in U.S.-China Climate Cooperation

April 2022

There are multiple, concreate areas for constructive cooperation between the United States and China as they tackle growing environmental challenges.

ARD Releases Jan-March 2022 Edition of Mofeed Digest

April 2022

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Mofeed Digest (January-March 2022), a periodic recap of the most important...

U.S.-China Relations in the Age of Uncertainty, a Conversation with Yasheng Huang

April 2022

MIT professor Yasheng Huang joined SCCEI for a conversation on the fundamentals of U.S.-China relations and shared his thoughts on how the U.S. can disrupt current bilateral tension and advocated for...

Japanese Population Projected to Live Longer Without Dementia

April 2022

A new microsimulation projects that over the next 20 years, Japanese people will live longer without dementia, but older women with a less than high school education will benefit less than men.

Explaining Latin America's Contradictory Reactions to the War in Ukraine

April 2022

Nearly every Latin American country opposed the U.S. war in Afghanistan in 2001. Most also opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Why is the region more divided on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine...

How Has Africa Largely Evaded the COVID-19 Pandemic?

April 2022

SHP master's student Tofunmi Omiye looked at why so few Africans have been hit by the coronavirus compared to the rest of the world. He recently presented this conundrum at Stanford’s 8th Annual...

Texas A&M Political Scientist Examines Political Economy of Democracy Aid in the Middle East

April 2022

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring Erin A. Snider, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, who...

Panelists at Obama Event Discuss Threats to Democracy in Digital Realm

April 2022

During three panel discussions at the Cyber Policy Center, speakers discussed the challenges and potential solutions to disinformation and its often negative impact to democracy.

Kawasaki City Mayor Norihiko Fukuda Delivers Inspirational Comments to Students

April 2022

Stanford e-Kawasaki closing ceremony held.

NPR's Beijing Correspondent Emily Feng Wins 2022 Shorenstein Journalism Award

April 2022

Feng, whose compelling and bold reporting has amplified the voices of Chinese citizens amid rapidly deteriorating press freedom in the country, is the recipient of the 21st Shorenstein Journalism...

Introducing Our 2022-23 Pre and Postdoctoral Fellows

April 2022

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to welcome seven pre- and postdoctoral fellows who will be joining us for the 2022-23 academic year. These scholars will...

Does Free Speech Protect COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation?

April 2022

While some might say making or spreading known false statements related to the COVID-19 vaccine should be criminalized, the First Amendment, which guarantees free speech, continues to provide...

It’s Time for K-pop Stars to Speak Out on Human Rights

April 2022

With few exceptions, South Korea’s K-pop idols have been conspicuously silent on controversial subjects – including the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Siegfried Hecker: Putin has destroyed the world nuclear order. How should the democracies respond?

April 2022

One of the world’s foremost nuclear security and policy experts, Sig Hecker has spent much of an illustrious career working to enhance cooperation among US and Russian scientists and their...

Stanford University’s Korea Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Conference Spotlighting South Korean Wave, North Korean Geopolitics

April 2022

The Korea Program at Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center will commemorate its 20-year anniversary with a two-day conference, convening eminent speakers from the K-pop...

Beijing Is Used to Learning from Russian Failures

April 2022

The invasion of Ukraine is offering useful lessons for the PLA.

SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi Interviewed by Education About Asia

April 2022

Sekiguchi was the 2021 recipient of the Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for his curriculum development work on "What Does It Mean to Be an American?"

Master's Program Alumni Continue to Shape Energy Policy in the Yucatan Peninsula

April 2022

As alumni of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Angela Ortega Pastor and Hallie Lucas continue their efforts to bring...

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