Diplomacy

Recent Scholarly Publications

Records 48 / 59

Geopolitics, Public Diplomacy and Soft Power

December 2009

In light of the ongoing ‘War on Terror’ and the occupation of Iraq, attention has turned again to how countries such as the United States and Britain can use ‘soft power’ to influence not only...

Geopolitics, Public Diplomacy and Soft Power

December 2009

Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats

March 2009

The post-World War II fabric of global security, designed and maintained by the United States, has dangerously frayed.

Global Warming Policy After Kyoto: Rethinking Engagement with Developing Countries

January 2009

Effective strategies for managing the dangers of global climate change are proving very difficult to design and implement.  They require governments to undertake a portfolio of costly efforts that...

Beyond the HSC/NSC Merger: Integrating States and Localities into Homeland Security Policymaking

January 2009

The most critical issue in merging the Homeland Security Council (HSC) and the National Security Council (NSC) is one that has received the least attention.

Reform, Don't Merge, the Homeland Security Council

January 2009

A growing number of scholars argue that the new administration should overturn a key decision by President George W.

Reducing Proliferation Risk

October 2008

PESD senior fellow and Nobel laureate in Physics, Burton Richter, explains why an inclusive internationalization policy of both ends of the nuclear fuel-cycle can provide much needed carbon-free...

Homeland Security After the Bush Administration: Next Steps for Building Unity of Effort

June 2008

The Department of Defense and the Problem of Mega-Catastrophes

December 2007

The terrible wake-up call of 9/11 brought homeland security and homeland defense into full focus for a nation ill-prepared for the threat of transnational terrorism.

Thoughts on the Day After

April 2007

This paper analyzes what might be expected to happen if a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in a U.S. city; the example used for this analysis is San Francisco.

Nuclear Attribution as Deterrence

March 2007

Recently, post-explosion nuclear forensics, or nuclear attribution, has gained a new spotlight within the scientific and policymaking community working on nuclear weapons.

Edge of Disaster, The: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation

February 2007

We have learned little from the cataclysms of September 11 and Hurricane Katrina. When it comes to catastrophe, America is living on borrowed time--and squandering it.

Homeland Security: A New Strategic Paradigm?

December 2006

How has the threat of catastrophic terrorism reshaped the strategic environment?

Preventing the Importation of Illicit Nuclear Materials in Shipping Containers

October 2006

We develop a mathematical model to find the optimal inspection strategy for detecting a nuclear weapon (or nuclear material to make a weapon) from being smuggled into the United States in a...

Degradation of Biological Weapons Agents in the Environment: Implications for Terrorism Response

December 2005

We investigate the impact on effective terrorism response of the viability degradation of biological weapons agents in the environment.

What Katrina Means for Emergency Management

November 2005

Taken alone, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina does not reveal much about the capacity of the federal government to address the usual disasters that occur each year, but it does point to the...

Analyzing a Bioterror Attack on the Food Supply: The Case of Botulinum Toxin in Milk

July 2005

We developed a mathematical model of a cows-to-consumers supply chain associated with a single milk-processing facility that is the victim of a deliberate release of botulinum toxin.

Right to Withdraw from the NPT: Article X is Not Unconditional, The

April 2005

Do the nations that belong to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) have a right to withdraw from it at any time they wish and for any reason?

Prospects for Peace in South Asia

March 2005

Prospects for Peace in South Asia, the inaugural title in a new series of "Studies of the Asia-Pacific Research Center" published by Stanford University Press, addresses the largely hostile, often...

An Unaddressed Issue of Agricultural Terrorism: A Case Study on Feed Security

December 2004

In the late winter of 2003, a number of livestock animals in the Midwest were poisoned due to accidental contamination of a popular commercial feed with a lethal additive.

Identity, Social Distance, and Palestinian Support for the Roadmap

August 2004

Suicide attacks occur in the context of a conflict between warring groups, supported by an organization and sometimes even by families and communities which proudly sacrifice their children.

Illicit Trafficking of Weapons-Usable Nuclear Material: Facts and Uncertainties

January 2004

In the recent past the issue of covert trade in nuclear material gained public prominence when it was erroneously claimed by British intelligence sources that the former Government of Iraq under...

The Gravest Danger: Nuclear Weapons

December 2003

Foreword by George P.

China's New Diplomacy

November 2003

People

KotaniMeiko WEB Meiko Kotani Instructor, Stanford e-Japan
Maiko Tamagawa Bacha Maiko Tamagawa Bacha Instructor, Stanford e-Entrepreneurship Japan, Instructor, Stanford e-Kawasaki
  •