Social Sciences

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies —

What the Ukraine-Russia crisis says about the global struggle for democracy

Former prime minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk joins Michael McFaul on the World Class Podcast to analyze Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine and how it fits into Vladamir Putin’s bigger strategy to undermine democracy globally.

STANFORD magazine —

Should I have kids?

Stanford magazine asked five Stanford experts in fields from philosophy to Earth systems science for their thoughts on kids, family and the future.

Understanding the Russia-Ukraine crisis

As Russia increases its military presence along the Ukrainian border, Stanford scholar Steven Pifer discusses what Russia hopes to achieve and why its policies toward Ukraine are backfiring.

Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies —

The legacy of the January 6 insurrection

On the first anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, scholars from across FSI reflect on the ongoing ramifications the insurrection is having on America’s domestic politics and international influence.