Society

Society

FSI researchers work to understand continuity and change in societies as they confront their problems and opportunities. This includes the implications of migration and human trafficking. What happens to a society when young girls exit the sex trade? How do groups moving between locations impact societies, economies, self-identity and citizenship? What are the ethnic challenges faced by an increasingly diverse European Union? From a policy perspective, scholars also work to investigate the consequences of security-related measures for society and its values.

The Europe Center reflects much of FSI’s agenda of investigating societies, serving as a forum for experts to research the cultures, religions and people of Europe. The Center sponsors several seminars and lectures, as well as visiting scholars.

Societal research also addresses issues of demography and aging, such as the social and economic challenges of providing health care for an aging population. How do older adults make decisions, and what societal tools need to be in place to ensure the resulting decisions are well-informed? FSI regularly brings in international scholars to look at these issues. They discuss how adults care for their older parents in rural China as well as the economic aspects of aging populations in China and India.

Recent Other Publications

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A Silk Road for the Twenty-First Century?

November 2016

In an analysis piece for CSIS, Shorenstein APARC Distinguished Fellow Thomas Fingar examines the geopolitical, economic and developmental considerations of Xi Jinping's call for China and the...

The United States and China: Same Bed, Different Dreams, Shared Destiny

April 2015

In the third annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations, Thomas Fingar, Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International...

Thirteenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

January 2015

The thirteenth session of the Korea-U.S.

Is the nonproliferation agenda stuck in the Cold War?

October 2013

CISAC affiliate and former postdoctoral fellow, Francesca Giovannini, and SIPRI Arms Control Fellow, Amy J.

The Limits of Counterinsurgency Doctrine in Afghanistan

September 2013

Counterinsurgency strategy, as applied in Afghanistan, rested on the assumption that it was feasible for the U.S.

How Syria's Civil War Became a Holy Crusade

July 2013

In this piece for Foreign Affairs, CISAC's Thomas Hegghammer and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Aaron Zelin estimate that violence in Syria will skyrocket due to an influx of...

Naval Gazing

June 2013

Does India have what it takes to be a military player in Asia?CISAC Fellow Vipin Narang and Paul Staniland are doubtful; India's bureaucracy and domestic politics overshadow its ambitions.

Americans and Their Military, Drifting Apart

May 2013

Stanford's Karl Eikenberry and David Kennedy discuss the implications of America's switch to an all-volunteer force.

Beyond Malala: Progress for Pakistan's Women

May 2013

CISAC Affiliate Anja Manuel, along with co-author Justine Isola, illustrates Pakistan's young but vibrant women's rights movement.

For Each and Every Child: A strategy for Education Equity and Excellence

February 2013

Selection from the report (Foreword by the commission co-chairs):This report summarizes how America’s K-12 education system, taken as a whole, fails our nation and too many of our children.

Setting the Record Straight

December 2012

In this piece for Huffington Post, Jeremy Weinstein defends Ambassador Susan Rice's career, saying that the potential candidate for Secretary of State is "uniquely qualified" for the position and...

Spooks, Incorporated

December 2012

Foreign Policy blogger and CISAC Faculty Member Amy Zegart explains how major private companies are increasingly developing their own intelligence that conduct surveillance and analyze information...

King David

November 2012

In this blog post for Foreign Policy, Zegart discusses how the military's organizational and operational culture clashes with that of intelligence agencies.

Failing History

October 2012

CISAC Faculty Member Amy Zegart outlines how the CIA's mindset has not changed since the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962.

Japan’s culture: Culprit of the nuclear accident?

September 2012

In this article for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Toshihiro Higuchi, historian and 2011-2012 CISAC fellow, explains how the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear incident, contrary to the opinions of...

A History of KEDO 1994-2006

July 2012

Ask the Experts: Preventing Sexual Violence

June 2012

Former CISAC fellow Dara Cohen, currently an assistant professor at Harvard University, wrote a co-authored blog post for the Council on Foreign Relations, discussing how to prevent sexual violence...

Exposure to Low-­‐Dose Radiation: We Need Social Discussion for Risk Judgment

February 2012

For a copy of the original article in Japanese, please contact Toshihiro Higuchi at th233@stanford.edu.

The Flawed Logic of Striking Iran

January 2012

Matthew Kroenig's argument for preventive military action to combat Tehran's nuclear program -- "Time to Attack Iran" (January/February 2012) -- suffers from three problems.

Examining Iranian And North Korean Nuclear Threats

January 2012

The nuclear weapons news of late has been alarming.

No Need for All These Nukes

January 2012

OVER the last three years, as I delved into the world of American nuclear weapons, I felt increasingly as though I had stepped into a time warp.

Nuclear weapons' future ripe for discussion

December 2011

The supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement on debt reduction will probably result in unexpected reductions of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

North Korea's new course

December 2011

The legacy of the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung's decision in the early 1990s to pursue a strategic partnership with the United States has run its course.

President Obama’s Asia Overdrive

November 2011

When Asia’s leaders gather in Honolulu next week for the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Americans will get a glimpse of the Obama administration’s hyperactive Asia agenda.

People

Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Barbara van Schewick Associate Professor, Law
Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Xue Litai Social Science Research Scholar
Rochelle Terman Rochelle Terman Postdoctoral Fellow
Robert Weiner Robert Weiner Affiliate
Benoit Pelopidas Benoît Pelopidas Affiliate