Culture

Scholarly Publications

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: Promising Start Despite Ambiguity, Ambivalence, and Animosity

January 2011

Recent breakdowns in American national security have exposed the weaknesses of the nation's vast overlapping security and foreign policy bureaucracy and the often dysfunctional interagency process....

Does Soft Power Matter? A Comparative Analysis of Student Exchange Programs 1980-2006

January 2010

Democratic governance depends not only on the building of democratic institutions but also on citizens' knowledge about how these institutions should function in their everyday lives.

Between Assertiveness and Insecurity: Russian Elite Attitudes and the Russia-Georgia Crisis

October 2007

Gail Lapidus discusses the content and sources of Russian elite perspectives on international affairs.

Other Publications

King David

November 2012

In this blog post for Foreign Policy, Zegart discusses how the military's organizational and operational culture clashes with that of intelligence agencies.

Japan’s culture: Culprit of the nuclear accident?

September 2012

In this article for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Toshihiro Higuchi, historian and 2011-2012 CISAC fellow, explains how the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear incident, contrary to the opinions of...

The false promise of the nation-state

September 2011

Emerging nation-states like Libya and Palestine are constrained by local elites integration in socio-economic networks.

News

Award-winning authors to discuss writing about war at Stanford Live event

June 2015

Poet Natasha Trethewey and fiction writer Phil Klay will read selections from their works and join Stanford political scientist Scott Sagan in conversation on June 30 at Bing Concert Hall.

Eikenberry: Humanities are key to foreign policy

January 2015

Karl Eikenberry, a William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at FSI, believes the humanities belong at the center of American foreign policy. The retired U.S.

Stanford conference promotes new thinking on migration and integration

September 2013

Academics from American, European and Asian universities came together at Stanford University on September 19th and 20th to present their research on the large-scale movements of people, and engage...

Events

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Secrecy, Security, and Oversight of Targeted Killing Operations

June 4, 2015

Abstract: Governments around the world have been targeting and killing individuals to prevent them from committing terror attacks or other atrocities.

Cold War Internationalism: The Case of Labor

April 15, 2014

Sandrine Kott was educated in France (Paris), Germany (Bielefeld and Berlin) and the USA (New York).

People

Paul Jackson Paul J. Jackson Affiliate