Military

Scholarly Publications

The PLA’s Evolving Role in China’s South China Sea Strategy

December 2020

During the past eight months of the global COVID pandemic, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been active in promoting China’s claims in the South China Sea.  This essay evaluates PLA...

International Intervention and the Rule of Law after Civil War: Evidence from Liberia

April 2019

What are the effects of international intervention on the rule of law after civil war?

From Denial to Punishment: The Security Dilemma and Changes in India’s Military Strategy towards China

November 2018

This article argues that China’s rise and its growing military power have intensified the Sino-Indian security dilemma.

Other Publications

Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: Why U.S. Intelligence Agencies Must Adapt or Fail

May 2019

For U.S. intelligence agencies, the twenty-first century began with a shock, when 19 al Qaeda operatives hijacked four planes and perpetrated the deadliest attack ever on U.S. soil.

Noncitizen Soldiers: Explaining Foreign Recruitment by Modern State Militaries

January 2019

More than a century after citizen armies became an international norm, nearly two dozen states actively recruit foreigners into their militaries.

Offensive Cyber Capabilities: To What Ends?

January 2018

Abstract: There is a growing interest in the use of offensive cyber capabilities (OCC) among states.

News

The U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Fall of Kabul: A Q&A with Allen Weiner

August 2021

National security law expert Allen Weiner, a research affiliate at CDDRL and CISAC, discusses the U.S. mission to Afghanistan, its withdrawal and consequences moving forward.

Oriana Skylar Mastro Testifies on Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan to Congressional Review Commission

February 2021

China may now be able to prevail in cross-strait contingencies even if the United States intervenes in Taiwan’s defense, Chinese security expert Oriana Skylar Mastro tells the U.S.-China Economic and...

Beijing’s Line on the South China Sea: “Nothing to See Here”

November 2020

China’s official denials of growing military capability in the region look a lot like gaslighting.

Events

From Fake News to Hybrid Warfare: The Militarization of Disinformation Debate in the Czech Republic

January 30, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/liv27EFoFWA About this Event: The phenomenon of “fake news” has become a highly political issue not only in the United States but also in other parts of the...

The Strike on Qassem Soleimani: Implications for Iran, the Middle East and the World

January 6, 2020

Panel discussion with Stanford international affairs experts on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions. Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream. About this Event: U...

The Dilemma of Nuclear Insecurity and Limits of Law

November 27, 2019

This event is co-sponsored by the Program in History and Philosophy of Science; Program in Science, Technology, and Society; and Stanford Center for Law and History. Livestream: This event will not...

Projects

Regional Conflict and Cooperation

Regional conflicts present their own set of unique challenges to the international community.
English

Empirical Studies of Conflict

The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) addresses critical challenges to international security through methodologically rigorous, evidence-based analyses of insurgency, civil war and...
English

Stanford Ethics & War Series

The whole of human history includes bloody and brutal wars.
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

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Vardi, Gil li Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
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