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APARC Names James Green Inaugural China Policy Fellow

News / April 13, 2021
A China expert with over two decades of experience in both the U.S. government and the private sector, Green will lead a research project to consider the policy implications for the United States of...
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China’s Dangerous Double Game in North Korea

Commentary / April 2, 2021
Biden must force Beijing to cooperate fully with Washington or pivot to obvious obstruction writes FSI Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro in her latest op-ed for Foreign Affairs.
[Left] Graphic of missile, Taiwan flag, and China flag; [Right] Oriana Skylar Mastro

No Credible Military Defense of Taiwan: Oriana Skylar Mastro on the Munk Debates Podcast

News / March 31, 2021
The United States can no longer rely solely on its own military capability or influence to deter Chinese aggression against Taiwan, argues Oriana Skylar Mastro on a new episode of the Munk Debates...
[Left] Oriana Skylar Mastro; [Right] Logo for 'Policy, Guns, and Money: The ASPI Podcast'

Breaking Down Assumptions about China's Taiwan Strategy

News / March 12, 2021
FSI Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro joins the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's podcast to discuss how she sees China's strategy towards Taiwan and reunification changing as...
National Emblem of the People's Republic of China on the Great Hall of the People

What’s ‘Communist’ about the Communist Party of China?

News / March 11, 2021
Is the Chinese Communist Party really communist at all? Expert Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, weighs in.
Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

New Book Explores the Intersection of Demographic Shifts and Innovation, Offering Lessons from Asian Nations

News / March 5, 2021
Contributing authors to the new volume 'Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific' convened for a virtual book launch and discussion of the challenges facing aging societies in East...
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U.S.-China Relations in the Biden Era

News / March 5, 2021
Dr. Thomas Wright examines the recent history of US-China relations and what that might mean for the new administration.
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What Are China’s Leaders Saying About the South China Sea?

Commentary / February 23, 2021
The rhetoric weaves between cooperative and competitive, leaving the question of what – and who – to believe.
Oriana Skylar Mastro testifies to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Taiwan deterrence.

Oriana Skylar Mastro Testifies on Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan to Congressional Review Commission

News / February 19, 2021
China may now be able to prevail in cross-strait contingencies even if the United States intervenes in Taiwan’s defense, Chinese security expert Oriana Skylar Mastro tells the U.S.-China Economic and...
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Postdoc Spotlight: Jeffrey Weng on Language and Society

Q&A / February 17, 2021
Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia Jeffrey Weng shares insights from his research into how language and society shape one another, particularly how the historical use of Mandarin...
Aircraft assigned to the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group fly over the South China Sea

How China is Bending the Rules in the South China Sea

Commentary / February 17, 2021
Beijing’s misapplication of international law in the disputed waters is more complex than it seems on the surface.
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Military Competition with China: Harder to Win Than During the Cold War?

News / February 11, 2021
On February 10th, the APARC China Program hosted Professor Oriana Mastro to discuss military relations between the US and China, and why deterrence might be even more difficult than during the Cold...
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APARC Offers Fellowship and Funding Opportunities to Support, Diversify Stanford Student Participation in Contemporary Asia Research

News / January 25, 2021
The Center has launched a suite of offerings including a predoctoral fellowship, a diversity grant, and research assistant internships to support Stanford students interested in the area of...
President Biden walks past a row of Chinese and American flags.

APARC Experts on the Outlook for U.S.-Asia Policy Under the Biden Administration

News / January 14, 2021
Ahead of President-elect Biden’s inauguration and on the heels of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that has left America shaken, an APARC-wide expert panel provides a region-by-...
Joe Biden and Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III attend a ceremony welcoming troops home at Fort Bragg in North Carolina on April 8, 2009.

The Real Reason Biden’s Pick for Pentagon Chief is the Wrong Choice

Commentary / December 9, 2020
Does Joe Biden's choice of Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III for secretary of defense offer a "safe choice" at the expense of preparing a strong front in the great-power competition with...
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China’s South China Sea Strategy Prioritizes Deterrence Against the US, Says Stanford Expert

News / December 1, 2020
Analysis by FSI Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro reveals that the Chinese military has taken a more active role in China’s South China Sea strategy, but not necessarily a more aggressive one.
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Beijing’s Line on the South China Sea: “Nothing to See Here”

Commentary / November 30, 2020
China’s official denials of growing military capability in the region look a lot like gaslighting.
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Biden Will Speak Softer but Act Stronger on Taiwan

Commentary / November 11, 2020
U.S. support will be strengthened, but Trump’s provocations will disappear.
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Update on Taiwan and China's Troubled Relationship: Oriana Skylar Mastro on NPR

Commentary / October 31, 2020
"The current threat is that the CCP is running out of patience, and their military is becoming more and more capable. So for the first time in its history, there's the option of taking...
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New Fellowship on China Policy Seeks to Strengthen U.S.-China Relations

News / October 13, 2020
Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center invites applications for the inaugural 2021-22 China Policy Fellowship from experts with research experience on issues vital to the U.S. China...

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