“The American anti-terrorism plan cannot consist only of a never-ending war overseas. First and foremost, we need to clean up our own backyard and root out domestic terrorism.”

By Nora Swidey

Rioters storm the hallway of the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Rioters storm the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. Photo: Getty Images

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, the American people and government have been fearing another terrorist attack on U.S. soil…


By Dathan Duplichen

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Current momentum exists at the national level for the development of Internet of Things (IoT) security. These initiatives focus on consumer-based IoT and ignore Industrial IoT (IIoT). Consumer-based IoT security is critical in dampening the effects of malicious software globally but does not directly address the ever-present…


A partnership between four students of the Stanford Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy (MIP) program and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) under the auspices of the U.S. …


By Dathan Duplichen

The Ukrainian tech sector is poised to cross ten percent of GDP, generates $360 million US Dollars (USD) in tax revenue, and accounts for over $5 billion USD in exports. As a percentage of commercial services as a whole it equated to 53.05% in 2019. The growing…


Georgian activist Nino Evgenidze discusses the arrest of opposition leader Nika Melia and what it means for Georgia, the region and the world.

The sun rises over Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia. Photo: Getty Images

By Alice Wenner

Last week, opposition parties in the nation of Georgia vowed to boycott Parliament until the government releases Nika Melia, the leader of Georgia’s main…


Abbas Milani — an expert on U.S.-Iran relations — discusses the Iranian economy, the future of Iran’s leadership, and what a potential nuclear deal could mean for the U.S.

Iranian-Americans gather under yellow umbrellas on the west side of the U.S. Capitol to demonstrate in support of a free Iran July 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo: Getty Images.

By Alice Wenner

Iran’s economy is at its worst point in decades, its Supreme Leader is ill, and the country is…


Master’s in International Policy student Anna Nguyen ’21 reflects on her fall internship, during which she helped to carry out research and propose a digital transformation strategy for the United Nations System.

The United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: Getty Images

By Anna Nguyen ‘21

My 12-week internship with the United Nations in the Fall Quarter 2020 was not…


The benefits of mobile technology are not accessible to most of the world’s 700 million illiterate people

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By Moussa Doumbouya, Lisa Einstein, and Chris Piech

Note: This article originally appeared in Scientific American

When we asked Aissatou, our new friend from a rural village in Guinea, West Africa, to add…


About the author: Anna Nguyen ’21 is an FSI Global Policy Intern with Andrew Grotto. She is currently a Master’s in International Policy (MIP) student at Stanford University.

Zoom call between Anna Nguyen and Professor Andrew Grotto. Photo: Anna Nguyen

Looking back, all the dots connect.

As a global citizen and avid world traveler, I was excited about a planned summer in…


On the World Class Podcast, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer says we can expect a consistency between the president’s behavior and policy toward Russia.

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia speaks during the Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at The Konstantin Palace on July 25, 2015 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Photo: Getty Images

While we should expect some big changes over the next four years when it comes to U.S. foreign policy toward Russia, President Joe Biden…

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