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Americans have different ideas about what makes taxes ‘fair.’ But the GOP bill has something all sides oppose.

December 2017

In the New York Post article written by Ken Scheve and David Stasavage, the co-authors of Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe, the real motivation behind...

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

The Europe Center February 2014 Newsletter

February 2014

The Europe Center February 2014 Newsletter

The Europe Center January 2014 Newsletter

January 2014

The Europe Center January 2014 Newsletter

SORT vs. New START: Why the Administration is Leery of a Treaty

April 2013

Continuing his previous blog discussion on nuclear arms control efforts ("Presidents, Nuclear Reductions and the Senate", March 14, 2013) , Steven Pifer, director of the Brookings Institute Arms...

Presidents, Nuclear Reductions and the Senate

April 2013

Steven Pifer, director of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative, points out that nuclear reduction efforts have not always been accomplished through treaties requiring 2/3 majority in the Senate.

A cloud over EUs legacy in Afghanistan?

February 2013

Training the Afghan National Police (ANP) has been the centerpiece of the EU's engagement in Afghanistan since 2007.

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Paper on new START Treaty by Steven Pifer

July 2010

In a June 4, 2010 policy paper from the Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe, Steven Pifer outlines common objectives to the new START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty)...

New paper on Ukraine's geopolitical choice in 2009

November 2009

In a new policy paper from the Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe, Steven Pifer, former ambassador to Ukraine, outlines Ukraine's competing geopolitical options as...

Joffe reviews Herring's 'From Colony to Superpower' in NYT

November 2008

"The strength of this book is the author's Herculean power of synthesis," writes FSI senior fellow Josef Joffe in the New York Times.

FSI Director Blacker discusses trans-Atlantic relations at Vienna's Renner Institut

February 2007

On February 7, in Vienna, FSI Director Chip Blacker gave a distinguished scholar lecture on "U.S.-European Relations after the Iraq War." The talk, which was held at the Renner Institut and co...

European Forum 2005-06 Year Update

June 2006

The European Forum at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University had an eventful and exciting 2005-06 academic year.

European Forum Fall 2005 Update

November 2005

The 2005-06 Academic Year got off to an exciting start for the European Forum.


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