Security

Security

FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the value of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through teaching and honing a research portfolio focused on agriculture, aquaculture, and climate change.

 

Recent News

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Stanford Professor Scott D. Sagan named Carnegie Fellow

April 2018

Scott D. Sagan, the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, has been named a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

FSI launches Middle East Initiative led by Colin Kahl

April 2018

As a senior policy advisor on the Middle East at the Pentagon and the White House, Colin Kahl has witnessed struggles in the region first-hand.

While today’s global threats to companies are complex, solutions exist for dealing with ‘political risk,’ Stanford scholars say

April 2018

 Political scientists Condoleezza Rice and Amy Zegart explain how a company’s fairy tale can become a nightmare if it fails to take effective measures against “political risk,” the probability that...

Meet me in Pyongyang: an interview with Siegfried Hecker

March 2018

It was an extraordinary week in North Korean nuclear affairs.

Remembering CISAC's co-founders: remarks by Professors David Holloway and Thomas Fingar

March 2018

Sid Drell Symposium on Fundamental Physics, SLAC, 12 January 2018David Holloway: The Friendship of Sidney Drell and Andrei SakharovJohn Lewis Legacy Conference, January 13, 2018Remebrance by Thomas...

Statement by William J. Perry on a Potential Meeting Between President Trump and Kim Jong Un

March 2018

I was very encouraged to hear that a summit meeting is being planned for May to deal with the dangerous North Korea nuclear program.

David Holloway: Remarks at the John Lewis Legacy Conference, 13 January 2018

March 2018

John was a founder – CISAC, APARC, and Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford, to name but a few of his creations. And we honor founders.

The Friendship of Sidney Drell and Andrei Sakharov

March 2018

I want to thank the organizers for inviting me to speak at this conference.

Thomas Fingar: Remarks at the John Lewis Legacy Conference, 13 January 2018

March 2018

We've heard many characterizations and word picture descriptions of John.  My own image is that of John as the Energizer Bunny wearing a Nike tee shirt that says, “Just Do It.”  The bunny is also...

“Jihadists” and Religionist Rebels: Responding to the Evolving Profile of Armed

December 2017

On November 17, 2017, FSI and CISAC senior fellow Martha Crenshaw spoke to the United Nations about how civil wars affect terrorism.

Why nuclear deterrence can work on North Korea

November 2017

The same logic that kept a nuclear war from breaking out between the United States and former Soviet Union is the best strategy to now pursue with North Korea, several scholars said Tuesday at...

Listen to CISAC podcasts

November 2017

The Center for International Security and Cooperation now has more than 46 podcasts, dating all the way back to Oct. 19, 2016. Listen to them on the CISAC page on the iTunes website.

Zegart on Trump, U.S. foreign policy

October 2017

Pity the professionals.

Media roundtable focuses on security, defense, democracy

October 2017

Deep policy discussions between journalists and top Stanford scholars highlighted a recent media roundtable at the Hoover Institution.The event drew about 30 members of the national media from a...

Reckless hostility toward Cuba damages America's interests

October 2017

In an escalation of hostilities toward Cuba that is rapidly dismantling the Obama era détente, the Trump administration on Tuesday expelled 15 Cuban diplomats.

At 90, Perry driven by vision of a nuclear-free world

October 2017

At 90, William J. Perry has seen a lot in this world.Maybe, in fact, too much.

National security focus for new CISAC fellow

September 2017

Colin Kahl, a top national security expert and veteran White House advisor, has been named to a new senior fellowship at Stanford.Starting in January 2018, Kahl will be the inaugural Steven C.

Hecker: North Korean nuclear test shows steady advance

September 2017

In a Q&A with Elisabeth Eaves at The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, CISAC's Siegfried Hecker explains how the latest North Korean nuclear test is different, what North Korea's capabilities...

Rod Ewing to serve as CISAC co-director

September 2017

Rod Ewing will serve as co-director of the sciences for Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.Ewing, a mineralogist and materials scientist, is the Frank Stanton Professor in...

New biosecurity initiative launched

August 2017

A new biosecurity initiative at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) aims to identify and mitigate biological risks, both natural and man-made, and safeguard the future of...

People

Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Joseph Felter Senior Research Scholar
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science