We have convened a working group of independent, international experts to recommend new economic and other measures to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his invasion of Ukraine as soon as possible and restore Ukraine’s territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. This group aims to provide expertise and experience to governments and companies around the world by assisting with the formulation of sanctions proposals that will increase the cost to Russia of invading Ukraine, and support democratic Ukraine in the defense of its territorial integrity and national sovereignty.
In remarks to the Faculty Senate, Stanford's president expressed his concern about Russia's invasion of Ukraine and extended the university's support for members of our community affected by the crisis.
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Read op-eds, watch congressional testimony, and listen to interviews with FSI Director Michael McFaul.
On two occasions, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies has been honored to host President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine for special events with our community. In September 2021, President Zelenskyy and his delegation made a historic visit to Stanford's campus and spoke about the future of Ukraine. In May 2022, the President of Ukraine returned to campus virtually to speak to Stanford students and answer questions via a live video address.
On May 27, 2022, the Freeman Spogli Institute was honored to host President Zelenskyy again for live video address to Stanford students and community members. In his remarks, the president of Ukraine encouraged students to remain active and engaged in causes of democracy and freedom.
Follow the links for a Ukrainian-language recording and transcript of President Zelenskyy's remarks.
At an outdoor event held in Encina Courtyard on September 2, 2021, Zelenskyy shared his vision of a free, democratic future for Ukraine built on technological innovations and investments in infrastructure to make services more accessible and create better opportunities for all Ukrainians.
Since 2005, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies has cultivated rich academic ties and friendships with Ukrainian scholars and civic leaders as part of our mission to support democracy and development domestically and abroad.
From Cold War to Hot Peace — Michael McFaul, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018).
Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order — Kathryn Stoner, (Oxford University Press, 2021).
Negotiating the New START Treaty — Rose Gottemoeller, (Cambria Press, 2021).
Ukraine's Ripples — Francis Fukuyama, American Purpose, 8/31/22.
How Unmoderated Platforms Became the Frontline for Russian Propaganda — Renée DiResta, Lawfare, 8/17/22.
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Has Eroded the Nuclear Taboo — Scott Sagan, The Economist, 6/02/22.
Why Putin’s Betrayal of Ukraine Could Trigger Nuclear Proliferation — Steven Pifer, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists , 6/01/22.
36 Experts Agree: Stay the Course in Ukraine — Larry Diamond, Francis Fukuyama, Michael McFaul, Steven Pifer; The Hill, 6/01/22.
Wartime Content Moderation and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine — Renée DiResta, Atlantic Council, 5/19/22.
Fmr. NATO Deputy Secretary General Gottemoeller on Finland, Sweden Potential NATO Entry — Rose Gottemoeller, Bloomberg, 5/12/22.
Belarus Has Good Reason for Concern Over Putin’s Nuclear Intimidation — Steven Pifer, Atlantic Council, 5/10/22.
Explaining Latin America’s Contradictory Reactions to the War in Ukraine — J. Luis Rodriguez, War on the Rocks, 4/27/22.
Putin Has Destroyed the World Nuclear Order. How Should the Democracies Respond? — Siegfried Hecker, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 4/21/22.
What is Ukraine’s Best Security Guarantee? — Steven Pifer, The Hill, 4/12/22.
Ukraine’s Economic War — Francis Fukuyama, American Purpose, 4/04/22.
China's Place in the Russia-Ukraine War — Oriana Skylar Mastro, WBUR | On Point, 3/18/22.
The Role of “the Ideal of Global Human Rights” in Stopping Russia's Aggression — Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Gendai Business, 3/18/22.
Responding to a Russian Demonstration of Nuclear Muscle-flexing — Herbert Lin, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 3/15/22.
How to Stop a New Nuclear Arms Race — Rose Gottemoeller, Foreign Affairs, 3/09/22.
Ukraine Fights Back — Michael McFaul, Our America wih Julian Castro, 3/09/22.
State Media, Social Media, and the Conflict in Ukraine — Renée DiResta, Michael McFaul, Marietje Schaake, Alex Stamos, Tech Policy Press, 3/06/22.
For additional interviews, analysis and commentary from our scholars on the invasion of Ukraine, check out our YouTube playlist.