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Institutions and Organizations

Scholarly Publications

Madman Nuclear Alert: Secrecy, Signaling, and Safety in the October 1969 Crisis, The

April 2003

The history of the October 1969 alert demonstrates that even in this high-politics arena of nuclear diplomacy, presidential orders were actively fought against, sometimes manipulated or ignored,...

Learning from Normal Accidents

January 2004

Normal Accidents' growing influence since 1984 on social science scholarship and across academic, business and governmental disciplines was not accidental.

Comparative Analysis of Approaches to the Protection of Fissile Materials, A

May 1998

From the preface: "Events in recent years have caused heightened concern about the security of weapons-usable nuclear material.

Other Publications

Civil-Military Relations and Nuclear Weapons

June 1994

When a state develops a nuclear arsenal, these destructive weapons must be initially integrated into existing military forces and initially managed through existing civil and military institutions....

Collaborative Project on Soviet Defense Conversion

December 1992

Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) has undertaken a project to work with elements of the Soviet defense industry to help them convert production from...

Cooperative Business Ventures between U.S. Companies and Russian Defense Enterprises

April 1997

As a result of the rapid changes following the breakup of the Soviet bloc, there were suddenly new markets of hundreds of millions of people, covering a large portion of the earth, containing large...

News

CISAC fellow wins political science dissertation award

November 2004

Helen Kinsella, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, won the American Political Science Association's 2004 Helen Dwight Reid Award for the best doctoral...

Lynn Eden's book offers hot lessons from Cold War

November 2004

Lynn Eden's award-winning book, Whole World on Fire: Organizations, Knowledge and Nuclear Weapons Devastation, focuses on the past but it offers broader lessons for the ongoing war on terror.

Stedman named to U.N. High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change

November 2003

On November 4, 2003, %people1%, CISAC Senior fellow, was appointed research director for the United Nations' new High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change.

Events

Workshop on New Approaches to Security: Organizational Theory and International History

April 2, 2000

Resulting in part from the end of the Cold War, the study of international security has been infused with innovative approaches to international history and organizational theory.

Projects

Conflict Resolution

This area focuses on research related to failed states and state building, civil wars, conflict resolution and peacekeeping, refugees and democratic change.
English

China Energy Development, Global Climate Change, and International Mitigation Policy

The program explores the applicability of international policy instruments, such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) sanctioned at Kyoto in 1997, to decisions regarding and prospects for...
English

Consortium for Research on Information Security and Policy

As part of a response to growing government concern over the threat of cyber attacks directed against critical national infrastructures, the National Security Agency (NSA) contracted with Stanford...
English

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Alla Kassianova Alla Kassianova Senior Research Associate
Xue Litai Social Science Research Scholar
Joseph Felter Senior Research Scholar (on leave)