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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.

President Trump says he’ll pull US troops out of Syria. Now what?

December 2018

Q&A with Martha Crenshaw, a senior fellow at FSI’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

Beijing Workshop Explores Options for Interventions in Civil Wars

November 2018

Shorenstein APARC’s U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), and the School for International Studies at Peking University recently co-hosted the...

Indirect child casualties of conflict far outnumber direct combatant deaths in Africa

August 2018

More children die from the indirect impact of armed conflict in Africa than those killed in the crossfire and on the battlefields, according to a new study by Stanford researchers.

Physician-academics help assess medical response on the ground in Iraq

November 2017

Paul Wise was part of a small delegation of physician-academics asked to evaluate a World Health Organization-led system to treat civilians injured in the Mosul fighting.

The collision of civil war and threat of global pandemics

October 2017

There are 30 civil wars underway around the globe, where civilians are dealing with death and destruction as well as public health emergencies exacerbated by the deadly march of conflict.Yemen is...

Syria Provokes an American Anxiety: Is U.S. Power Really So Special?

October 2016

Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, in their New York Times column Interpreter from October 8, are exploring the idea that the United States of America are in a moral position to address the state of...

Bassam Haddad Analyzes the Root Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising [VIDEO]

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy's speaker series, George Mason University scholar Bassam Haddad explained the roots and dynamics of the tragic Syrian uprising, with particular...

FSI scholars visit US Pacific Command Headquarters

February 2016

Seventeen faculty members and researchers from Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies were hosted at U.S.

Stanford Scholar Examines Sectarianism and Urban Segregation in Baghdad [VIDEO]

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy speaker series, Director of The Markaz: Resource Center Mona Damluji examined the impact of the US-led occupation of Iraq on sectarian-based...

Anti-Poverty Program Reduces Violence in Civil Conflicts

February 2016

An anti-poverty aid program in the Philippines is not only helping the poor, but also decreasing political violence and insurgency.

Is Syria considering using chemical weapons? Experts suggest Iraq case could be a policy guide

June 2015

As the risks escalate, the argument presented in Foreign Policy 18 months ago by Stanford scholars Scott Sagan and Ben Buch is particularly timely.

Understanding conflict is the road to peace

January 2015

The Empirical Studies of Conflict project focuses on the causes and characteristics of politically motivated violence.

Evaluating the impact and future of the International Criminal Court

May 2013

In March, Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda surrendered himself unexpectedly to the U.S.

Perry, Weinstein honored for academic and policy achievements

April 2013

Two of CISAC's scholars, William J. Perry and Jeremy Weinstein, received honors in recognition of their groundbreaking work in international affairs.

Stanford scholar recognized for contributions to the field of international affairs

April 2013

Political scientist Jeremy M. Weinstein received the Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association for his contributions to the study of international relations and peace research.

Failure to protect democracy in Mali opened path for grave atrocities

January 2013

As French troops deployed to Mali this week to push back Islamist rebels, CDDRL Post-Doctoral Fellow Landry Signé writes in the New York Times that the failure to restore democracy sooner has...

Empirical Studies of Conflict Project launches data archive

January 2013

CISAC Senior Research Scholar Joe Felter and colleagues at Princeton and UC San Diego launch an exhaustive research and data archive for the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project.

Q&A: Stanford experts on Kofi Annan's resignation as Syria envoy

August 2012

Larry Diamond and Stephen Stedman say Kofi Annan had an impossible mission, and his departure won't tarnish the Nobel Peace Prize winner's legacy.

Asia "pivot" emphasizes security over economy, says Stanford's Emmerson

May 2012

The term "pivot" has fallen out of favor in Washington, but the Obama administration's heightened interest in Asia is real and ongoing, says Donald Emmerson, director of Stanford's Southeast Asia...

Stanford conference to explore indigenous rights in Latin America

May 2012

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) together with the Center for Latin American Studies is hosting a one-day conference on Tuesday,...

Conference on "History and Memory: Global and Local Dimensions"

April 2012

International conference at Stanford University May 17-18, 2012 aims to deepen our understanding of the interplay between history and memory.

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.

Four social entrepreneurs to join Stanford research community this spring

March 2012

This spring four social entrepreneurs will be descending on the Stanford campus from as far away as Bosnia, Palestine, and Kenya and as close as San Francisco, to spend the quarter at CDDRL...

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Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Research Affiliate at the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB Senior Fellow, SIEPR
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