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Diplomacy

Scholarly Publications

Uneasy Partnerships: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

April 2017

Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners.

Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy

January 2017

Are nuclear weapons useful for coercive diplomacy?

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.

Other Publications

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.

A Chance to Defuse North Korea

June 2013

On Friday, June 7, President Obama will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a series of talks to address major issues between the two countries.

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...

Events

Negotiation in War

September 8, 2016

Abstract: What role do negotiations play in the midst of interstate wars?

Countering Violent Extremism

February 26, 2016

AbstractUnder Secretary Sewall will deliver remarks on Countering Violent Extremism, the U.S.

Strategies of Insurgent Diplomacy

February 25, 2016

Abstract: From the Trent Affair of 1861, to Yasser Arafat’s speech at the United Nations in 1974, to Syrian opposition lobbying today, acts of insurgent diplomacy have defined some of the most...

Projects

Strengthening Security and Stability in South Asia

Through research and track-two diplomacy, CISAC scholars seek to identify policy oriented, cooperative measures aimed at fostering effective dialogue between Pakistan and India in an effort to...
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.

Why France and the European Union Still Matter for the United States

February 2015

Is Europe "elderly and haggard", and could France become "the crucible of  Europe" (Jan.

People

Coit D. Blacker Senior Fellow Professor, Humanities and Sciences
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Eric Min Eric Min Postdoctoral Fellow
Christopher Dunlap Postdoctoral Fellow
Matthew Fuhrmann Matthew Fuhrmann Affiliate
Thomas Fingar Fellow