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      Sergio Rebeles '17

      News / July 20, 2016

      One of Sergio's earliest impetuses towards a global focus for his education was becoming aware of the Sinjar massacre of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014. At Stanford, Sergio's native Spanish-speaking abilities led him to volunteer as a medical Spanish Interpreter at free clinics at Stanford and in San Jose. This solidified his desire to attend medical school in the future.

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      Deadly Truck Attack on French Riviera a New Twist on an Old Terror Tactic

      News / July 19, 2016
      Horrific assault with rental vehicle likely to inspire copycat attacks, strengthen the hand of France’s far-right political parties
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      Britain wiser to remain in European Union, Stanford scholar says

      Commentary / June 14, 2016

      The United Kingdom would lose more than it would gain if it left the European Union, a Stanford scholar said.

      So would other European nations, and the real winners would be countries that seek to divide European unity, said Christophe Crombez, a consulting professor in Stanford’s Europe Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

      Britain is holding a referendum on June 23 to decide whether the country should leave or remain in the European Union.

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      Higher taxes for the rich driven by mass mobilizations, changing beliefs, Stanford expert says

      News / April 28, 2016

      U.S. and European societies tax the rich at higher rates when people believe that the wealthy have unfair privileges due to their economic status, a Stanford professor said.

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      Paris Attacks Reflect ISIS Strategy Change, Stanford Experts Say

      News / November 18, 2015
      Stanford terrorism experts say ISIS’ attacks in Paris signal that the terrorist group seeks to expand operations well beyond the borders of Iraq and Syria so it can bring about a global, apocalyptic war with the West.
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      Paris attacks add to debate on Syria and immigration

      Q&A / November 16, 2015

      Last Friday's multiple terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people and injured over 350 was the topic of KQED Radio’s “forum with Michael Krasny" (Monday, Nov. 16, 2015).   The discussion centered around the potential impact to US and European strategy for fighting ISIS, immigration policy, and to French nationalism, values and public discourse on multiculturalism and open borders.

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      NATO commander calls for recalibration in Europe

      News / November 9, 2015


      NATO must bolster its presence in Europe as a way to counter Russian aggression in the region.

      That was the message from General PHILIP M. BREEDLOVE, the supreme allied commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), when he visited Stanford on Monday.

      “Europe is clearly at a crossroads,” he said.

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      Stanford's new European Security Initiative focuses on changing geopolitical landscape

      News / October 28, 2015

      First, it was the 2014 annexation of Crimea. Then, it was the intervention in eastern Ukraine. Most recently, airstrikes and naval cruise missiles are hitting targets in Syria.

      What, many are wondering, is Russian President Vladimir Putin up to?

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      McFaul Explains the Myth of Putin's Strategic Genius

      Commentary / October 23, 2015

      In an opinion piece published on October 23, 2015 in the New York Time, FSI director and senior fellow Michael McFaul shares his latest comentary on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

      Read Professor McFaul's Op Ed in the New York Times:

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      New study links immigrant naturalization to long-term political integration

      News / September 29, 2015

      One of the key policy debates in Europe centers on how best to integrate immigrants. The issue is particularly salient in Switzerland where immigrants make up almost 25% of the population. New research from scholars at Stanford and the University of Zurich demonstrates that naturalization substantially improves the political integration of immigrants.

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      The Europe Center September 2015 Newsletter

      News / September 23, 2015
      The Europe Center September 2015 Newsletter
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      Migration crisis divides European policymakers

      News / August 28, 2015

      The recent discovery of at least 50 dead migrants aboard a boat off the shores of Libya sparked a discussion on KQED Radio’s “forum with Michael Krasny" about the escalating crisis (Thurs., Aug. 27, 2015). Cécile Alduy, Stanford associate professor of French literature and affiliated faculty at The Europe Center was one of those asked to weigh in on Europe’s migration policy struggle.

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      The Europe Center May 2015 Newsletter

      News / May 14, 2015
      The Europe Center May 2015 Newsletter
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      French ambassador talks terrorism, climate change

      News / May 1, 2015

      France is grappling with rising terrorism and the climate change problem, French Ambassador Gérard Araud said during a talk sponsored by The Europe Center.

      "We had been expecting a terrorist attack for some time," said Araud, referencing the January massacre in Paris in which two shooters who identified themselves as Islamic terrorists killed 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper offices and wounded several others. "The attack in Paris was like our 9/11."

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      Stanford scholar unpacks the rhetoric behind extremist politician's mainstream success

      News / April 17, 2015

      French politician Marine Le Pen carried her father's right-wing fringe political party to first place in the country's latest elections for European Parliament.

      Stanford scholar Cécile Alduy says Le Pen's success at the helm of France's right-wing National Front can be attributed to a combination of sophisticated rebranding and skillfully crafted moderate rhetoric that sells a conservative agenda that borders on extreme.

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      At Stanford, key diplomat describes changing face of NATO

      Commentary / April 9, 2015

      NATO is reassessing its fundamental relationship with Russia and focusing on new threats not imagined at its inception in the wake of World War II, a key U.S. diplomat told Stanford students and faculty.

      Douglas Lute, America’s ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, said Washington and Moscow found a way to collaborate since the collapse of the Soviet Union. But that has changed under President Vladimir Putin, he said.

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      The Europe Center April 2015 Newsletter

      News / April 1, 2015
      The Europe Center April 2015 Newsletter
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