September 21, 2012
CISAC Faculty Member John W. Lewis and Researcher Xue Litai published an article in the September/October 2012 issue of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists which examines the complex history of China's defense strategy. The two China scholars outline the forces that have shaped Beijing's conventional and nuclear military posture.
September 20, 2012
Stanford University is currently seeking candidates for two faculty positions in Korean studies. Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2012.
September 19, 2012
As China prepares for a major leadership transition, its recent trade dispute with the United States and ongoing territorial tensions with Japan have made headlines. Phillip Lipscy weighs in on the bigger issues behind current events.
September 19, 2012
Europe Center visiting scholar Roland Benedikter (47), Dr. Dr. Dr., is honored with the 2012 Klaus Reichert Award for Medical Philosophy.
September 18, 2012
CISAC Senior Fellow Martha Crenshaw and Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellow Brian Linvill spoke to Newsweek after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others. Linvill served as the embassy’s defense attaché from 2008 until June 2012 and said Stevens placed great importance on connecting with Libyans.
September 18, 2012
Visiting Fellow Masashi Suzuki took advantage of Stanford's summertime English for Foreign Students program to jumpstart his English-language skills before immersing himself in campus life and activities this academic year.
September 18, 2012
Europe Center scholars speak out on the role that history and culture play on the current European financial crisis.
September 17, 2012
In a piece for the Stanford Daily, Nadejda Marques, manager of the Program on Human Rights at the CDDRL, writes about Proposition 35 (the CASE Act), slated for the November 2012 California Ballot. Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) hopes to raise awareness of human trafficking and deter traffickers with higher penalties and fines. Critics of Proposition 35 argue that stiffer sentencing is not the core of this complex problem. They defend that efforts should be directed to training police and prosecutors, and funding victim-services providers to protect and enable court...
September 17, 2012
John Everard spoke candidly with NK News about his experiences as UK ambassador to North Korea. In a related review, his new book, Only Beautiful, Please, is described as "a real commodity, offering an up to date snapshot of life on the ground."
September 17, 2012
In the midst of the “Arab Spring”, and President Obama’s push for Palestinian-Israeli peace, The Europe Center (TEC) and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute hosted a May 18-19 conference on “Democracy in Adversity and Diversity” in Jerusalem, the first of a sequence of conferences in TEC’s collaborative project on Reconciliation.