Foreign Policy

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.

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.

Other Publications

George Washington Was a Master of Deception

November 2018

Abstract: The Founding Fathers relied on deceit in championing American independence—and that has lessons for the present.

The Self-Inflicted Demise of American Power

July 2018

NATO leaders have a lot to worry about. The U.K. government is a Brexit hot mess.

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 —...

Old News

‘Just Say No’ Is Not a Strategy for Supply Chain Security

March 2020

On Feb. 12, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien announced that the U.S.

Ukraine: Six Years After the Maidan

February 2020

/*-->*/ February 21 marks the sixth anniversary of the end of Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution. Three months of largely peaceful protests concluded in a spasm of deadly violence.

Leaving Afghanistan: Pulling out without Pulling the Rug out

February 2020

/*-->*/ The United States must at some point depart from Afghanistan and bring this costly “forever war” to a conclusion. With over 2,400 U.S.

Events

US-Ukraine Relations: Strengths and Weaknesses of US Policy Toward Ukraine with Recommendations for Future Initiatives

February 5, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/Se8UcB6HFNo About this Event: Based on his recent experience in Kyiv, Ambassador Taylor will evaluate current US policy toward Ukraine and make recommendations...

Do Morals Matter?

January 29, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/qanfBvhmTQM About this Event: In Do Morals Matter?, Joseph S.

Health and Human Capital in Putin’s Russia

December 4, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/5c8Un2Y9-sw Abstract: Over the last fifteen years, the Russian government has invested significantly in improving Russia’s education and health care systems and...

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

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Jamil Jaffer Jamil N. Jaffer Affiliate
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Affiliate
Melissa Hanham Affiliate
Anja Manuel Anja Manuel Affiliate
Eric Min Eric Min Affiliate
Yogesh Joshi Affiliates
Marc Goodman Affiliate