The United States faces an increasingly urgent challenge: reevaluating how we choose and implement foreign policy. Currently, our government’s approach to foreign policy is paradoxically too democratic and not democratic enough. Presidents’ decisions to use force are strongly influenced by electoral incentives, but citizens have few opportunities to directly influence a specific decision about the…
Stanford’s third-party consultant for overseas travel has issued additional precautionary recommendations on China-related travel after a Chinese court sentenced a Canadian traveler convicted of drug smuggling to death on Monday.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will come to campus this week. The two members of Trump’s cabinet will host their Australian counterparts Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Defence Marise Payne for the annual Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations discussing bilateral security, cooperation and regional political issues.
Diplomat Dennis Ross discussed the complexities of peacemaking in the Middle East, specifically in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, on Wednesday evening at Hillel.
I read with great dismay that Stanford is discontinuing its study abroad programs for undergraduates in Russia. Stanford is making a mistake, and its students will be worse off for it.
On Thursday evening, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power addressed international diplomacy during Donald Trump’s presidency in her second Tanner Lecture on Human Values. In the talk, Power said that America’s global standing has fallen dramatically under Trump. Power described a new model of diplomacy to tackle what she defined as unique 21st century challenges.
Professor of political science Jeremy Weinstein, consulting professor of management science and engineering Joe Felter and Movielabs CEO Steven Weinstein are teaching a new course, Hacking4Diplomacy (MS&E 298), with the new State Department representative to Silicon Valley, Zvika Krieger.
Matthew Cohen ’18 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 go head to head on the current email scandal involving potential presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Cohen argues this should have no effect on her candidacy while Bowes claims her actions should make people question her values.