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Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies is Stanford University’s hub for nonpartisan, interdisciplinary research, teaching and policy impact in international affairs.





The Case for Mandatory Universal Voting

Didi Kuo, Senior Research Scholar at CDDRL
Washington Post, 3/25/22 (Author)

A U.S. citizen votes as a voting booth

Image: Getty


From Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at FSI:

Liberalism is in Trouble

Novara Media, 3/27/22 (Interview)

This War Can Save Liberalism

UnHerd, 3/24/22 (Interview)

Putin Will Become the Father of the Ukrainian Nation

The Spectator, 3/21/22 (Interview)

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

Analyzing NATO’s Response to Russian Aggression

CBC News: The National, 3/23/22 (Interview)

How the Ukraine War Could Go Nuclear 

Politico, 3/24/22 (Quoted)

The Global Fallout from Russian Aggression in Ukraine

Carnegie Endowment, 3/17/22 (Interview)

From Michael McFaul, FSI Director:

“Ukraine is Putin’s Afghanistan”

Washington Monthly, 3/25/22 (Interview)

Democracy in Crisis: Putin’s Assault

You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton, 3/22/22 (Interview)

From Kathryn Stoner, Mosbacher Director at CDDRL:

How to Get Around Putin's Orwellian Grip on Information Inside Russia

Background Briefing with Ian Masters, 3/27/22 (Interview)

Will Putin Spread Aggression Past Ukraine?

NBC Bay Area, 3/25/22 (Interview)

Is the West to Blame for the Ukraine Crisis?

The Agenda, 3/21/22 (Interview)

More FSI Scholars:

Blue House Brawl: South Korea Spars Over Where Next President Will Live

Gi-Wook Shin, Director of Shorenstein APARC
Wall Street Journal, 3/26/22 (Quoted)

Taiwan Can Learn from Zelenskiy

Larry Diamond, Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy at FSI
Taipei Times, 3/23/22 (Featured)

Former Ambassador to Ukraine Weighs in on Ongoing War

Steven Pifer, William J. Perry Fellow Visiting at CISAC
KTXL Fox 40, 3/22/22 (Interview)

The Role of “the Ideal of Global Human Rights” in Stopping Russia's Aggression

Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Deputy Director at Shorenstein APARC
Gendai Business, 3/18/22 (Author)

Read the Fine Print: Russia’s Nuclear Weapon Use Policy

David Holloway, FSI Senior Fellow at CISAC
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 3/10/22 (Author)


From Christopher Painter, Affiliate at CISAC:

Preparing the U.S. & Europe for Russian Cyber Attacks

Hidden Forces, 3/28/22 (Interview)

From Amy Zegart, FSI Senior Fellow at CISAC:

AI, Disruption, and the Future of Spying

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 3/24/22 (Interview)

"Spies, Lies, and Algorithms”: a Conversation with Amy Zegart

Deep State Radio Network, 3/23/22 (Interview)

10 Must-Read Twitter Threads on the War in Ukraine

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 3/21/22 (Featured)

More FSI Scholars:

That Smiling LinkedIn Profile Face Might be a Computer-generated Fake

Renée DiResta, Research Manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory
NPR, 3/27/22 (Featured)

A Guide to Surviving the Online Apocalypse

Herbert Lin, Senior Research Scholar at CISAC
Mashable, 3/23/22 (Quoted)

U.S., Ukraine Quietly Try to Pierce Putin's Propaganda Bubble

Shelby Grossman, Research Scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory
Michael McFaul, FSI Director
ABC News KSAT, 3/22/22 (Quoted)


America Is About to Test How Long ‘Normal’ Can Hold

Joshua Salomon, Core Faculty at SHP
The Atlantic, 3/23/22 (Quoted)



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