History

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,...

Arms Control without Treaties? Rethinking U.S.-Russian Strategic Negotiations in Light of the Duma-Senate Slowdown in Treaty Approval

February 1998

This report on non-binding, non-treaty approaches to arms control draws upon research and discussion at the Center for International Security and Arms Control during 1990 and 1991, after the Cold...

Building on the Basics: An Examination of High-Performance Computing Export Control Policy in the 1990s

November 1995

This paper reports the results of a study of the special export control regime for high-performance computers.

Other Publications

Ending the Threat of Nuclear Attack

May 1997

Late last year, we noted the tenth anniversary of what was probably the most remarkable of all the meetings between an American president and his Soviet counterpart, the Reykjavik Summit of October...

Military Readiness and the Training of China's Sailors

July 1989

This study of the naval-training system grew out of our larger project on the development of China's strategic weapons.

An Alliance That Really Works

November 2002

The celebration in Prague should have been more raucous. The most successful alliance in world history has extended to corners of Europe unimaginable just a few years ago.

News

CISAC's Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall selected as Carnegie Scholar

May 2004

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a senior research scholar with the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at the Stanford Institute for International Studies and a senior adviser to...

CISAC recognizes 10 Honors Program graduates, 4 with award-winning theses

June 2004

A graduation ceremony held at CISAC on June 11 recognized the 10 undergraduate students who this year have completed the center's Interschool Honors Program in International Security Studies, and...

Essay in Pakistan newspaper traces roots of crisis in the Islamic world

July 2004

In an essay published June 25 in The Friday Times (out of Lahore, Pakistan), Thomas W. Simons, Jr.

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.

Agent Orange: The Toxic Trail

November 1, 2007

Jeanne Mager Stellman (speaker) has just recently joined the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn N.Y as Professor and Director of the...

Projects

MacArthur Consortium on International Peace and Cooperation

A consortium composed of Stanford University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin has applied to the John D. and Catherine T.
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Stanford Ethics & War Series (2010-2011)

The Bowen H.
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Stanford Ethics & War Series

The whole of human history includes bloody and brutal wars.
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People

Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
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, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Yogesh Joshi Yogesh Joshi Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow
Philip Taubman Adjunct Professor
Benoit Pelopidas Benoît Pelopidas Affiliate
Robert Rakove Affiliate