Security

Security

FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the implications of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. 

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What's Next for the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Partnership? Security and Economic Cooperation in a New Era

November 2, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here. This event is co-hosted with the East Asia Institute (EAI) in Korea.

The Biden Presidency and U.S. Asia Policy

December 4, 2020

"America is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it,” declared President-elect Joe Biden as he unveiled his foreign policy team on November 24.

Challenges to the United States: Japan in the 1980s and China today

October 14, 2020

This event is held virtually via Zoom. Please register for the webinar via the below link.

Japan’s Foreign Policy Options in the Changing Asia-Pacific

September 30, 2020

This event is being held virtually via Zoom. Please register for the webinar via the below link.

POSTPONED: Turbulence in East Asia and Japan's Security

September 1, 2020

This event has been postponed. Please see below for details.

Second Conference on "The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe Government"

April 23, 2019

Second Conference on "The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe Government"March 1 - 2, 2019Philippines Conference RoomSponsored by: Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Japan Foundation...

JIIA-Stanford Symposium: “The Past, Present, and Future International Order in East Asia”

April 5, 2019

The JIIA-Stanford Symposium"The Past, Present, and Future International Order in East Asia" May 10, 2019Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford UniversitySponsored and organized by the...

The 3rd Asia-Pacific Geo-Economic Strategy Forum

April 5, 2019

The 3rd Asia-Pacific Geo-Economic Strategy Forum May 2, 2019Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford UniversitySponsored and organized by Nikkei Inc., The Hoover Institution, and the Freeman...

Abenomics in the 7th Year: Has it Worked?

February 7, 2019

The event is sponsored by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science andthe Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. When the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan regained the power led by...

Fukushima Accident and Its Aftermath

January 28, 2019

Plese note: we're no longer accepting RSVPs for this event. Eight years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.

Stanford Conference on "The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe Government"

January 22, 2018

Stanford Conference on "The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe Government"February 8 - February 9, 2018Philippines Conference RoomSponsored by: Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Freeman...

End of the U.S.-led Postwar Order? Allies' Reactions to Trump Diplomacy

March 22, 2017

Expected dramatic shifts of foreign policy by leading democracies, including the U.S.

The Trump Administration and the Japan-U.S. Alliance

January 31, 2017

In Japan's increasingly complex security environment, the Japan-U.S.

The U.S.-Japan Relationship in the New Era

January 31, 2017

The U.S.-Japan relationship has grown from strength to strength, benefitting both countries in terms of diplomacy, security and trade.

Crafting a Sovereign People: Constitutional Founding in Korea and Japan after WWII

January 5, 2017

This event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program and the Korea Program at the Walter H.

Big Change, No Change, or Evolutionary Change?: Implications of the New Japanese Security Laws

January 27, 2016

Booseung Chang joins the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center as Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2015-16 year.

International Terrorism and Japan

April 6, 2015

AbstractIn late January this year, the news that two Japanese hostages were killed by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) sent a shock wave all over Japan.  This was not the first time that...

Japan after the Abenomics Election

January 12, 2015

 AbstractJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a general election for the lower house of Japan's parliament on December 14, following the decision to postpone a consumption tax hike that was...

Current Situation of the Abe Administration and Liberal Democratic Party of Japan

May 13, 2014

Mr. Hoshi's talk will focus on the current status of the Abe Administration on the domestic side, as well as developments in foreign policy and national security.

The Future of the US-Japan Alliance

April 2, 2014

WE ARE AT FULL CAPACITY - PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY FOR A SEAT The US-Japan alliance is the longest, most stable, and most indispensable alliance in the modern history of East Asia.  It has served as the...

Stanford-SPF New Channels Dialogue 2014

February 13, 2014

Stanford-Sasakawa Peace Foundation New Channels Dialogue 2014 Energy Challenge and Opportunities for the United States and Japan   February 13, 2014 Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, Stanford...

The Gathering Storm: Cloud Computing and Implications for Japan and Asia

February 28, 2013

Cloud Computing is rapidly transforming not only computing, but the very fundamentals of how we process, store, and use information—and information is the very basis of civilization.

Uncertain Times Ahead: Changing Principles

February 5, 2013

The world has undergone major drastic changes in the last two decades driven by several major factors, eg, explosion of human population and connectivity.

Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: A General-Audience, Non-Technical Narrative with Analysis and Recommendations

November 1, 2012

Over a year and a half has passed since the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster that began with the earthquake and tsunami disaster that hit Japan’s Tohoku region on March 11, 2011.