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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...
A warship sailing in the South China Sea and a photo of three soldiers standing guard in front of a Chinese traditional building

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.
Battleships patrolling in the open ocean.

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.
An Asian woman waring a face mask standing among a crowd gesturing with her hands

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.
NPR's audio streaming logo next to a portrait of Oriana Skylar Mastro.

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...
View of building roof in the Forbidden City complex and the Beijing skyline in the background

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...
Logo of the Observer Research Foundation's 'Armchair Strategist' podcast with portraits of Oriana Skylar Mastro and Arzan Tarapore

Assessing the Conventional Military Balance Between India and China

Commentary / October 9, 2020
Oriana Skylar Mastro and Arzan Tarapore join the Observer Research Foundation’s ‘Armchair Strategist’ podcast to discuss how the Indian and Chinese militaries stack up as tensions between the two...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) talks with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (L) during a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in 2013.

China-India: Talk is Cheap, But Never Free

Commentary / September 29, 2020
Nations often hesitate to negotiate with opponents during conflict. But Oriana Skylar Mastro urges that this is precisely what India and China need to do in order to curb the potential for a...
A missile display in the Military Museum in Beijing, China.

The United States Must Avoid a Nuclear Arms Race with China

Commentary / September 22, 2020
Oriana Skylar Mastro explains why U.S. nuclear policy needs to minimize the role of nuclear weapons in the U.S.-China great power competition and pave the way for arms control.
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APARC Announces 2021-22 Postdoctoral Fellowships for Emerging Scholars in Contemporary Asia, Japan, and Korea Studies

News / September 21, 2020
The Center’s commitment to supporting young Asia scholars remains strong during the COVID-19 crisis.
(Left) Yuen Yuen Ang; (Right) Congratulations Yuen Yuen Ang, Winner of the Theda Skocpol Prize from the American Political Science Association

Dr. Yuen Yuen Ang Awarded Theda Skocpol Prize for Emerging Scholars

News / September 15, 2020
Former China Program postdoc and Stanford Ph.D alumna Yuen Yuen Ang has received the Theda Skocpol Prize for Emerging Scholars from the American Political Science Association for her scholarship on...
Portrait of Oriana Skylar Mastro and a 3D cover of her book, 'The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime'

FSI Center Fellow Wins Best Book in Security Studies Award

News / September 9, 2020
The American Political Science Association recognizes Oriana Skylar Mastro for her work on military strategy and mediation.
Cover of the book Fateful Decisions: Choices That Will Shape China's Future

Thomas Fingar and Jean Oi Analyze the Choices and Challenges Facing China’s Leaders

News / August 28, 2020
Fingar and Oi joined the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations to discuss their edited volume, ‘Fateful Decisions: Choices that Will Shape China’s Future.’
The Japanese delegation onboard the USS Missouri during the surrender ceremony on September 2, 1945.

How WWII Continues to Shape Regional and International Relations in Asia

Q&A / August 27, 2020
In an interview with Stanford News, Gi-Wook Shin, the director of APARC and the Korea Program, describes how divergent perspectives on the legacies of WWII continue to shape different understandings...
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Call for Stanford Student Applications: APARC Hiring 2020-21 Research Assistants

News / August 13, 2020
To support Stanford students working in the area of contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center is offering research assistant positions for the fall, winter, and spring quarters of the...
[left: image] Oriana Skylar Mastro, [right: text] Congratulations, Oriana Skylar Mastro, Recipient of the 2020 America in the World Consortium Prize for 'Best Policy Article' from Duke University, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and Texas University at Austin

Oriana Skylar Mastro Awarded America in the World Consortium Prize for Best Policy Article

News / July 27, 2020
Mastro, who begins her role as FSI Center Fellow on August 1, has won the AWC Best Policy Article on U.S. Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy award for her insights on how China leverages ambiguity to...
Portrait of Oriana Mastro with text: "Q&A with Oriana Skylar Mastro"

FSI’s Incoming Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses Chinese Ambitions, Deteriorating U.S.-China Relations

Q&A / July 23, 2020
Mastro, whose appointment as a Center Fellow at Shorenstein APARC begins on August 1, considers the worsening relations between the world’s two largest economies, analyzes Chinese maritime ambitions...
(Left) Congratulations Adam Yao Liu, Winner of the 2020 BRICS Economic Research Award; (Right) Portrait of Dr. Adam Liu

Stanford Ph.D. Alumnus Wins BRICS Economic Research Award

News / July 13, 2020
Dr. Adam Yao Liu, a former doctoral student of APARC China Program Director Jean Oi, has been awarded the 2020 BRICS Economic Research Award for his research on how banking systems in China are...
A professional looks at their phone while wearing a mask in a busy downtown area.

Restarting Business in China After COVID-19: New Article in 'The Diplomat' Highlights Results from China Program Survey

News / July 7, 2020
The survey reveals mixed progress in reopening different sectors of China's economy, but also shows that many business leaders in China are planning for some level of decoupling as access to...

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