International

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.

Reimagining more just, equitable global supply chains

Forced labor, modern slavery and human trafficking are endemic issues in global supply chains. A new Stanford project by Jessie Brunner and colleagues shows how to systematically change a broken system.

Secret to K-pop, K-drama success

Korean media has reached the pinnacle of global success by providing easy access to content, approachable and likable characters, and high-quality production. The Korean pop culture fanbase is all fired up, and for good reason, says scholar Dafna Zur.

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The future of legal education in Afghanistan

In a Q&A, Erik Jensen, faculty director of Stanford Law School’s Rule of Law Program, discusses the Afghanistan Legal Education Project, the state of legal education in Afghanistan today, and the speedy withdrawal of troops from the still struggling country.

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Responding to China’s state capitalism

Research by Stanford Law School’s Curtis Milhaupt sheds light on the complex challenges China’s distinct form of capitalism presents for the U.S.

The long and winding road to the 2020 Tokyo Games

While public support in Japan has been lackluster for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the mood may change once the games start – provided no major public health incidents and other unfortunate accidents occur, says Stanford sociologist Kiyoteru Tsutsui.

What’s next for Afghanistan?

Stanford historian Robert Crews discusses the political challenges and precarities that remain in Afghanistan after the U.S. withdraws its troops following two decades of conflict.

What to anticipate at the Biden-Putin summit

Scholars hope that President Joe Biden’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will lay the groundwork for negotiations in the near future, particularly around nuclear weapons.