Terrorism

Scholarly Publications

Degradation of Biological Weapons Agents in the Environment: Implications for Terrorism Response

December 2005

We investigate the impact on effective terrorism response of the viability degradation of biological weapons agents in the environment.

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.

Catastrophic Terrorism: Elements of a National Policy

October 1998

This report is a product of the Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group, a nine-month long collaboration of faculty from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford...

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...

More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility, A

December 2004

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan created the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change in September 2003 with SIIS and CISAC senior fellow Stephen J.

Civil Liberties and Security in Cyberspace

August 2000

Societies are becoming more dependent on computer networks and therefore more vulnerable to cyber crime and terrorism.

News

United States and Russia in isolation

May 2004

Any strategic vision in the war on terrorism requires broad international cooperation.

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...

Faulty terror report card

May 2004

An opinion piece co-authored by CISAC affiliated faculty member David Laitin, published May 17 in the Washington Post, argues that a recent State Department report on international terrorism is...

Events

Atomic Terrorism

January 19, 2000

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

The Role of Technology in Fighting Cybercrime and Terrorism

February 15, 2000

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Counterinsurgency Without Killing: Public Goods and Violence in the Iraqi Civil War

November 8, 2007

Jacob Shapiro (speaker) is a CISAC postdoctoral fellow. His primary research interest is the organization of terrorism and insurgency.

Projects

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

Managing Global Insecurity Project (MGI)

Nearly 20 years into the post-cold war era, the existing multilateral architecture of international organizations, treaties, and alliances shows signs of acute distress.
English

Enhancing Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540

In Resolution 1540, the United Nations Security Council, acting under its Chapter VII power to adopt measures that are legally binding on all U.N.
English

People

Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Michael May Michael M. May Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Joseph Felter Senior Research Scholar (on leave)
Kerry Persen Kerry Ann Carter Persen Predoctoral Fellow
Sarah Shirazian Sarah Shirazyan Postdoctoral Fellow
Kendra Ritterhern Kendra Ritterhern CISAC Honors Student
Rachel Roberts Rachel Roberts CISAC Honors Student
Christie Huchro Christina Huchro CISAC Honors Student
Kaileen Pritchard Kaileen Pritchard CISAC Honors Student