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Extremism and Double Standards: "Terrorists," "Rebels," and the State in Indonesia

December 5, 2012

How do jihadists and militant Papuan pro-independence groups in Indonesia analyze each other's behavior? How do government policies toward the two groups differ?

How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy: Aid Dependence in Cambodia

November 26, 2012

The more a country depends on aid, the more distorted are its incentives to manage its own development in sustainably beneficial ways.

East Asia's Contentious Island Disputes: A U.S. Policy Perspective

October 29, 2012

Certain East Asian territorial disputes have simmered, unresolved, since the arrangements concluding the Second World War: Japan, China, and Taiwan contest sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu(tai)...

The Chinese Naval Role in the Pacific and the American Response

May 30, 2012

***PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE*** Maritime issues are increasingly at the heart of security issues between the United States and China.

Global Dynamics of Culturalized Conflict in Southeast Asia: Postcards from Eurabia

May 15, 2012

In popular discourse, variations on Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” thesis have cited cultural differences to explain conflicts ranging from Hindu-Muslim violence in India to the...

Obama’s Pivot toward Asia: Implications, Repercussions, Complications

May 1, 2012

So much has been written and said about the Obama administration’s “pivot” toward Asia that one might think diplomacy has become ballet.

The Political Presence of India's Muslims

April 25, 2012

This talk will look at the presence of Muslims in different arms of government, such as municipal councils/zilla parishads, state legislatures, and national legislatures.

Japan's Reflection on a Rising China: The Domestic Politics of Japan's China Policy

February 29, 2012

Japan's experience with China's rise thus far suggests an increasingly tumultuous Northeast Asia.

Identity Politics in a Muslim-Majority Democracy: Explaining Communal Appeals in Indonesian Election Campaigns, 2009-2011

February 1, 2012

Despite the many benefits of democracy, some scholars believe that introducing elections in ethnically divided states can lead to the politicization of identity and to ethnic conflict.

Cigarette Citadels, Remapping Theory and Policy, Cigarette Factories in and Outside of China

January 30, 2012

At present, the tobacco industry produces some six trillion cigarettes worldwide every year.

Inequality in China: Challenges to a Harmonious Society

December 5, 2011

**Due to space restrictions, this event has reached capacity and we will no longer be taking RSVPs.

China's Fifth Generation takes the Helm: New Leaders, New Challenges, and Structural Constraints

November 14, 2011

The team of leaders who will take the helm in China beginning next year—the so-called “Fifth Generation”—will be better educated, have greater exposure to the outside world, and extensive...

Territorial Disputes in East Asia and the Role of the United States

November 11, 2011

KSP's 2011–12 Koret Fellow, recently retired Korean senior career diplomat Ambassador Joon-woo Park, will discuss the U.S. role in current territorial disputes in East Asia.

China's Financial Circles: Banks, Borrowers and the National Budget

October 31, 2011

**Due to space restrictions, this event has reached capacity and we will no longer be taking RSVPs.

The Domestic Politics of Foreign Policy: Thailand vs. Cambodia at the Temple of Preah Vihear

April 27, 2011

In February 2011, Thai and Cambodian troops again clashed on their common border over the status of the ancient Temple of Preah Vihear.

Book Talk: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge

March 17, 2011

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Senior Fellow Adam Segal will talk about his new book, "Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge", analyzing Asia's technological rise,...

Is China's Political System Derailing its Peaceful Rise?

February 4, 2011

China and the World: The Stanford China Program, in cooperation with the Center for East Asian Studies, will host a special series of seminars to examine China as a major political and economic...

China in the 2000s: Reshaping the Party

May 6, 2010

The Stanford China Program in cooperation with the Center for East Asian Studies will host a special series of seminars to mark 60 Years of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

China in the 1980s: Tumultuous Transition

April 7, 2010

The Stanford China Program in cooperation with the Center for East Asian Studies will host a special series of seminars to mark 60 Years of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

The Cold War Freeze over War Compensation in Early Postwar Japan

March 5, 2010

More than six decades after the end of World War II, the Japanese government has yet to release an estimated ¥200 billion worth of unpaid wages owed to Korean forced laborers who were brought to...

Safety Nets in Shocking Times: Lessons from Indonesia's Cash Transfer Program

January 25, 2010

In 2005 the Indonesian government announced a program of unconditional cash transfers to its poor and near-poor citizens to help them overcome the adverse effects of fuel price hikes caused by a...

Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Court in Southeast Asia

November 4, 2009

Carolyn A. Mercado is a senior program officer with The Asia Foundation in the Philippines. In this position she manages the Law and Human Rights program.

Korean Strategic Thoughts on Regional Security Cooperation

October 2, 2009

This talk will examine the evolution of Korean strategic thought on regionalism, with particular focus on regional security cooperation: How does South Korean regional thinking differ from that of...

Honorable Survivor: Mao's China, McCarthy's America and the Persecution of John S. Service

September 30, 2009

Lynne Joiner, author of Honorable Survivor: Mao's China, McCarthy's America and the Persecution of John S. Service will discuss and read from her new book, available October 7, 2009.