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Russia, Ukraine and NATO: The View from London | February 16, 1:00pm PST | CISAC's European Security Initiative hosts Sir Roderic Lyne for a discussion how the Russia-Ukraine crisis is viewed in London, Russia's motivations, and how the West should respond.


New Scholars at Risk Program | Jisha Menon, Fisher Family Director of Stanford Global Studies, and Michael McFaul, director of FSI, announce plans to welcome two Afghan scholars in 2022.

How to Make a Deal With Putin
Michael McFaul, FSI Director (Author)
Foreign Affairs, 2/11/22

President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken meet with Vladamir Putin and Sergeĭ Lavrov

Image: Getty

More from Michael McFaul:

War Is Avoidable (If Putin Wants It)
MSNBC, 2/11/22 (Interview)

Putin Believes It's His Sacred Duty to Right the End of the Cold War
CNBC, 2/11/22 (Interview)

Growing Ukraine Crisis Raises Fears of Invasion, Cyberwar
KQED | Forum, 2/10/22 (Interview)

Putin’s Attempts To ‘Undermine Ukraine’ Began In 2004 But Using New Tactics Today
MSNBC, 2/09/22 (Interview)

Russia, Ukraine and the West: Can a Conflict Be Averted?
New York Times, 2/09/22 (Interview)

Invading Ukraine Would be ‘Riskiest’ Putin Move ‘in His 22 Years in Power’
MSBNC, 2/08/22 (Interview)

What's Next for Putin, Ukraine and Markets?
Barings | Smart Take, 2/08/22 (Interview)

Ambassador Michael McFaul on Ukraine/Russia Relations
Black Diplomats, 2/04/22 (Interview)


From Rose Gottemoeller, Steven C. Házy Lecturer at CISAC:

Wendy Sherman Leads the Biden Administration's Strategic Dialogue with Russia
NPR, 2/09/22 (Quoted)

Biden and Scholz Offer Show of Unity between U.S., Germany amid Russian Threats
The Hill, 2/07/22 (Quoted)

From Steven Pifer, William J. Perry Fellow at CISAC:

Biden Warns Putin U.S. will Impose Swift and Severe Costs if Russia Invades Ukraine
ABC Radio National, 2/14/22 (Interview)

Thousands March to Ukraine's Capital Kyiv Amid Fears of Russian-led Invasion
Fox News, 2/13/22 (Interview)

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer on "What's Happening in Ukraine?"
Democracy IRL, 2/08/22 (Interview)

From Scott Rozelle, Co-director at Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions:

The Best Books on Understanding Modern China
Shepherd, 2/09/22 (Featured)

China’s Human Capital Problem
The Sound of Economics, 2/09/22 (Interview)

From Gi-Wook Shin, Director of Shorenstein APARC:

Anti-Chinese Sentiment May Change China Policy in the Next Korean Government
Yonhap News Agency, 2/09/22 (Featured)

How Koreans View The Beijing Winter Olympics
VOA Chinese, 2/04/22 (Quoted)

More FSI Scholars:

Ukraine Is a Distraction From Taiwan
Oriana Skylar Mastro, FSI Center Fellow (Author)
Wall Street Journal, 2/13/22


From Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director at the Cyber Policy Center:

NFTs: Hype, Mainstream Growth & Implications
GZERO, 2/10/22 (Interview)

The EU Must Decide How to Limit the Use of Spyware by Member States
Financial Times, 2/08/22 (Author)

More FSI Scholars:

"Spies, Lies and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence"
Amy Zegart, FSI Senior Fellow at CISAC (Interview)
WGN9 News, 2/10/22

The Backlash Against Joe Rogan is Growing. How Much Longer Can Spotify Stand its Ground?
Renée DiResta, Research Manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory (Interview)
NPR | 1A, 2/08/22

Visions of the Internet in 2035
Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director of GDPi (Quoted)
Today at Elon, 2/07/22


Connecticut U.S. House Map Favoring Democrats OK’d by Top Court
Nathaniel Persily, Co-director of the Cyber Policy Center (Featured)
Bloomberg Government, 2/10/22

The Administrative State
Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at FSI (Author)
American Purpose, 2/07/22


From Keith Humphreys, Affiliate at SHP:

Amid Backlash from Chronic Pain Sufferers, CDC Drops Hard Thresholds from Opioid Guidance
USA Today, 2/10/22 (Quoted)

Covid Vaccines Deserve Our Trust – But Big Pharma Doesn’t
The Guardian, 2/09/22 (Quoted)

More FSI Scholars:

Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Avoiding the Availability Bias and Developing Healthcare Resilience
Stephen Luby, FSI Senior Fellow at SHP (Author)
PLOS, 2/10/22

Karen Eggleston, Director of the Asia Health Policy Program, APARC (Featured)
BBC, 2/10/22



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