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Hiding in Plain Sight: How China Builds and Exercises Military Power: February 8, 1:00pm PST | Oriana Skylar Mastro discusses how China exploits U.S. blind spots, maneuvers in areas of strategic uncertainty and engages in entrepreneurial actions to build power.


New Policy Round Up | Read key policy takeaways from Larry Diamond and Francis Fukuyama on American democracy; Kathryn Stoner and Michael McFaul on Russia and Ukraine; and Alex Stamos and Matthew Masterson on cybersecurity.

North Korea Is Becoming an Asset for China
Oriana Skylar Mastro, FSI Center Fellow (Author)
Foreign Affairs, 2/03/22

North Korean and Chinese flags are displayed side-by-side on a pier.

Image: Getty

More from Oriana Skylar Mastro:

Taiwan Can’t Wait: What America Must Do To Prevent a Successful Chinese Invasion
Foreign Affairs, 2/01/22 (Quoted)


From Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at FSI:

Fukuyama at Large
Ricochet, 2/02/22 (Interview)

Dangerous Revisionism
American Purpose, 1/31/22 (Author)

From Michael McFaul, FSI Director:

Michael McFaul: From U.S. Ambassador to Russia's Enemy. Tips for Biden, CIA, Russians at Stanford
Осторожно: Собчак, 2/06/22 (Interview)

3K U.S. Troops to Deploy to Eastern Europe
MSBNC, 2/02/22 (Interview)

Putin Accuses U.S. of Stoking War in Ukraine
MSBNC, 2/01/22 (Interview)

Russia Threat ‘Reveals Much about the Strength of Ukraine’s Civil Society’
Democracy Digest, 1/31/22 (Featured)

Zelenskyy Views Warnings From West As ‘Undermining His Plea For Calm’
MSBNC, 1/31/22 (Interview)

More FSI Scholars:

As the Olympics Open, China Seeks the Limelight but Warns Against Criticism
Anja Manuel, Affiliate at CISAC (Quoted)
NPR | Morning Edition, 2/03/22

Caste Aside: The Future for China's Peasants
Scott Rozelle, Co-director at Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions (Interview)
The Little Red Podcast, 2/02/22

U.S. Delegation Tells Ukrainians: Your Fight is Our Fight
Steven Pifer, William J. Perry Fellow at CISAC (Quoted)
Atlantic Council, 2/01/22

Explaining NATO and Ukraine: How a 30-year-old Debate Still Drives Putin Today
Rose Gottemoeller, Steven C. Házy Lecturer at CISAC (Quoted)
NPR, 1/29/22

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Worsens
Kathryn Stoner, Mosbacher Director of CDDRL (Interview)
ABC Radio National, 1/29/22

The Dilemma of Hong Kong’s Fixation on Zero COVID
Charles Mok, Visiting Scholar at GDPI (Author)
The Diplomat, 1/25/22


From Amy Zegart, FSI Senior Fellow at CISAC:

How a High-Tech 'Deception Revolution' is Transforming the World of Espionage
KQED, 2/07/22 (Interview)

Selfies, not Secrets—Intelligence Expert Amy Zegart Talks Espionage in Our Algorithmic Age
The Hub, 2/03/22 (Interview)

American Spy Agencies Are Struggling in the Age of Data
Wired, 2/02/22 (Author)

Black Swans & Pink Flamingos
The Hoover Institution | Goodfellas, 2/02/22 (Interview)

Stanford Professor and Author Amy Zegart on Spies, Lies and Algorithms
Intelligence Matters, 2/02/22 (Interview)

Author Amy Zegart: ‘We’re Facing a Deception Revolution’
ABC News, 2/01/22 (Interview)

A Q&A with Amy Zegart
C-SPAN, 2/01/22 (Interview)

More FSI Scholars:

Trump’s Truth Social App, Self-proclaimed Foe of Big Tech, Needs Apple and Google to Survive
David Thiel, Chief Technical Officer at the Stanford Internet Observatory (Quoted)
Reuters, 2/07/22

U.S. Pushes Back on EU's Proposed Laws Impacting U.S. Tech Companies
Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at the Cyber Policy Center (Interview)
GZERO, 2/04/22

Chris Painter on Avoiding Nuclear Escalation from Cyberattacks
Christopher Painter, Affiliate at the CISAC (Interview)
Nuclear Threat Initiative, 2/01/22


Stanford-Lancet Report Calls for Sweeping Reforms to Mitigate Opioid Crisis
Keith Humphreys, Affiliate at SHP (Featured)
Stanford Medicine, 2/02/22

Vaccine Hesitancy Among Taiwan’s Elderly Mars its Pandemic Performance and Prevents Reopening
Jason Wang, Core Faculty at SHP (Quoted)
The Telegraph, 1/31/22



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