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Foreign Policy

Scholarly Publications

The Pivot before the Pivot: U.S. Strategy to Preserve the Power Balance in Asia

May 2016

The United States’ strategic reorientation toward the Asia Pacific began not under the Barack Obama administration, but under the George W. Bush administration.

Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World

September 2015

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy initiated a bold new policy of engaging states that had chosen to remain nonaligned in the Cold War.

Why Status Matters in World Politics (book chapter)

March 2015

According to traditional theories of world politics, peaceful power transitions only happen when the rising power continues to profit from the institutional order held together by the material...

Other Publications

A Clear-Eyed Focus on our Interests: A guide for the Next President

February 2016

For the past two years, we have convened a bipartisan group of Hoover and Stanford scholars to better understand foreign policy challenges and develop a strategy for the next administration —...

Thirteenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

January 2015

The thirteenth session of the Korea-U.S.

Iran's Path to Nuclear Peace

January 2014

CISAC and FSI Senior Fellows Siegfried Hecker and Bill Perry write in this OpEd in The New York Times that Iran has little to show for its 50-year pursuit of a nuclear program.

News

China’s security agenda transcends the South China Sea

June 2016

Internal documents reveal how China’s rivalry with the United States is driving its massive reclamation and construction campaign on disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

FSI scholars offer insight on historic China-Taiwan talks

December 2015

In the wake of the recent historic meeting of the leaders of China and Taiwan, the Stanford News Service asked two of the university's Asia experts about the aftermath of that meeting and its...

Security and foreign policy leaders call for global climate action

October 2015

Forty-eight national security and foreign policy leaders urged U.S.

Events

Inside the CIA: A Conversation with Michael Morell

January 11, 2017

This event is at maximum capacity. We thank you for your interest and regret that we cannot accept more registrations.- This event is part of the Robert G.

Backlash: Resistance and Defiance to International Norms

November 18, 2016

Abstract: This paper develops a theoretical approach to norm resistance and defiance in international affairs. Conventional models of norm dynamics (e.g.

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

August 30, 2016

Abstract: Derek Chollet will offer his inside assessment of Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy, tackling the prevailing consensus to argue that Obama has profoundly altered the course of American...

Projects

Enhancing Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540

In Resolution 1540, the United Nations Security Council, acting under its Chapter VII power to adopt measures that are legally binding on all U.N.
English

Feeding the World in the 21st Century: Exploring the Connections between Food Production, Health, Environmental Resources, and International Security

This project involves political scientists, economists, and medical researchers to address the question of whether hunger, poverty, disease and agricultural resource constraints foster civil...
English

Consortium for Research on Information Security and Policy

As part of a response to growing government concern over the threat of cyber attacks directed against critical national infrastructures, the National Security Agency (NSA) contracted with Stanford...
English

People

David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Coit D. Blacker Senior Fellow Professor, Humanities and Sciences
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Shiri Krebs Shiri Krebs Predoctoral Fellow
Jack Weller Jack Weller CISAC Honors Student
Anja Manuel Anja Manuel Affiliate
Elaine Korzak Elaine Korzak Affiliate
Benjamin Valentino Benjamin Valentino Consulting Scholar
Thomas Fingar Fellow