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The American Calculus of Military Intervention

May 2014

Military interventions have traditionally been a source of controversy in the United States.

Stanford scholars: Lessons learned from the Afghanistan War

May 2013

With the Taliban now open to peace talks, a political end to the war in Afghanistan appears in sight.

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest

April 2012

Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world.

Lessons learned after 10 years of war in Afghanistan

September 2011

Karl Eikenberry has a unique perspective on the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

Stanford Africa expert to work for National Security Council

September 2009

Jeremy M. Weinstein, an associate professor of political science, has been appointed Director for Democracy at the National Security Council (NSC).


Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science