Policy Analysis

Scholarly Publications

The New Great Game: China and South and Central Asia in the Era of Reform

March 2016

China's rise has elicited envy, admiration, and fear among its neighbors. Although much has been written about this, previous coverage portrays events as determined almost entirely by Beijing.

US-China Relations in the Shadow of the Future

August 2015

This article applies some of the concepts developed at the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) in an effort to see how the risk of war might be mitigated.

Will Threats Deter Nuclear Terrorism?

September 2012

Book description: During the Cold War, deterrence theory was the cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy.

Other Publications

Policy: Reassess New Mexico's nuclear-waste repository

January 2016

For the past 15 years, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has stored transuranic waste from the US nuclear-defense programme.

动荡世界中的安全挑战:更少敌人、更多挑战和焦虑

August 2015

A version of this paper, "Security Challenges in a Turbulent World: Fewer Enemies, More Challenges, and Greater Anxiety," delivered at the International Areas Studies Symposium at the University of...

Thirteenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

January 2015

The thirteenth session of the Korea-U.S.

News

The common-sense fix that American nuclear policy needs

August 2016

Jeffrey Lewis and Scott Sagan discuss President Obama’s consideration of adopting a policy of No-First-Use of nuclear weapons, stating that “While we think that such a pledge would ultimately...

Stanford military fellow John Chu promoted to colonel in US Army

December 2015

Senior Military Fellow John Chu was promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army at Stanford last Friday, a position selectively afforded for distinguished service and leadership.

Steven Chu: Climate change poses global security risks

April 2015

 A sustainable future is within reach, but it won’t prevent the world from experiencing the potentially catastrophic environmental and political consequences of climate change and environmental...

Events

Reputation in the Anti-Abuse Regime

March 27, 2017

Abstract: Recently, Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb, Reddit, Etsy, SoundCloud, and The New York Times were knocked out by a botnet driven by the Mirai malware.

Theories of Development and External State-Building

March 24, 2017

Abstract: Both the academic and policy making worlds have been dominated by three explanations for development, understood broadly as democratization and rising levels of per capita income.

A Pragmatic Take on the U.S. Role in the World

August 25, 2016

 - This talk is co-sponsored by the Program in International Relations at Stanford University -Abstract: Debates about how the United States’ should behave rarely address the central problem....

Projects

The Security Conundrum Speaker Series

In an age of terrorism, where should a democratic society draw the line on government surveillance?
English

Ethnic Conflict in the Former Soviet Union

Ethnic conflicts in the former Soviet Union, and their potential for triggering serious interstate conflicts, pose a major threat to regional and international security in the years ahead.
English

Multimedia

Remarks at MIT: Renewal or Retrenchment - U.S. Grand Strategy in a Volatile World

June 2015

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, presented remarks at the MIT Senior Congressional and Executive Office Branch Seminar, "Renewal or Retrenchment: U.S.

People

David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Kristin Ven Bruusgaard Kristin Ven Bruusgaard Predoctoral Fellow
Asfandyar Mir Asfandyar Mir Predoctoral fellow
Sarah Shirazian Sarah Shirazyan Postdoctoral Fellow
Irving Lachow Irving Lachow Affiliate
Bradley Boyd Bradley L. Boyd Senior Military Fellow
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto William J. Perry Fellow