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Machine intelligence and national security

September 19, 2017

Abstract: Machines are increasingly helping us with cognitive tasks in addition to physical labor.

A strategic utility analysis of cyber weapons

September 18, 2017

Abstract: What is the strategic value of cyber weapons?

The moderates’ dilemma: obstacles to mobilization against Islamist extremism

August 29, 2017

Abstract: Why do moderate majorities often fail to coordinate opposition to extremist minorities?

The North Korea Crisis

May 10, 2017

- This event is jointly sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Walter H.

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

April 19, 2017

This event is a joint sponsorship between The Center for International Security and Cooperation and The Hoover Institution Video of Graham Allison "Destined for War" Book Event...

The Cold War: A World History

April 19, 2017

Abstract: The Cold War was about the rise and the solidification of US power. But it was also about more than that.

Conventional Conflicts with Nuclear-Armed Powers: Prospects for Escalation Control

March 22, 2017

Abstract: Under what conditions could the United States control escalation in a conventional conflict with a nuclear-armed adversary? The possibility that a dispute between the U.S.

Space debris: Solutions and Dilemmas

February 1, 2017

Abstract: Space debris are leftovers from human activities in space.

Russia’s Evolving Military Strategy

January 27, 2017

Abstract: Russia’s adaptation to the changing character of war has been an object of an ongoing discussion among security experts.

Networks and Nukes: A Multiplex Model of Nuclear Proliferation

January 26, 2017

Abstract: While impressive strides have been made in detecting physical evidence of nuclear weapons production, there is no consensus on how international relationships combine to motivate or deter...

Can changes in climate cause conflict?

January 24, 2017

Abstract: A growing body of empirical evidence indicates that changes in climate are associated with increases in human violence.  I review new and recent evidence on this topic, using data ranging...

Resolve in International Politics

November 28, 2016

Abstract: Why do some actors in international politics display remarkable persistence in wartime, while others “cut and run” at the first sign of trouble?

Alliance Credibility and Nuclear Proliferation

November 22, 2016

Abstract: In international politics, the division between allies and adversaries appears quite clear.

Valuing Peace: The Effects of Financial Market Exposure on Votes and Political Attitudes

November 3, 2016

- This talk is co-sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) -Abstract: Financial markets expose individuals to the broader economy.

New Weapons and Norms of War: Submarines and Poison Gas in World War I

October 18, 2016

Abstract: New defense technologies raise complex questions about states’ abilities to project force, consequences for civilian casualties, and reactions by foreign leaders and publics.

Negotiation in War

September 8, 2016

Abstract: What role do negotiations play in the midst of interstate wars?

Meet Your Army: Now, What Do You Want Us to Do?

August 30, 2016

Abstract: The Army is in a period of Transition and Transformation, where the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan are supposed to be over or winding down, in theory enabling the force to rebalance and...

America, the Middle East, and Grand Strategy in the Post-9/11 Era

August 25, 2016

Abstract: Grand strategy represents a state's overarching theory of what constitutes national security and how best to produce national security. Do U.S.

Implications of the Chinese military's uses of cyber for inter-state crisis management

August 1, 2016

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to allow for an accurate headcount.Abstract: Dr.

Information and War: Lessons from the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project

April 21, 2016

Abstract:  In recent decades, social scientists have begun to employ the rigorous research methods that used to be the province of the natural sciences.

Payment and Predation: The Politics Of Wages And Violence In the Congolese Army

March 10, 2016

Abstract: In fragile states, regimes must cultivate military forces strong enough to ward off external threats, but loyal enough to resist launching a coup.

Strategies of Insurgent Diplomacy

February 25, 2016

Abstract: From the Trent Affair of 1861, to Yasser Arafat’s speech at the United Nations in 1974, to Syrian opposition lobbying today, acts of insurgent diplomacy have defined some of the most...

Choosing Terror: Rebels’ Use of Terrorism in Internal Armed Conflict

January 14, 2016

Abstract: Why do some rebel groups use terrorism as a tactic while others do not?

Writing About War

July 1, 2015

Writing About War - Award-winning writers in conversations about the ethics of warThis year marks both the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the 14th year that U.S.

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Xue Litai Social Science Research Scholar
Joseph Felter Senior Research Scholar (on leave)
Kristin Ven Bruusgaard Predoctoral Fellow
Kerry Ann Carter Persen Predoctoral Fellow
Max Smeets Fellow
Eric Min Eric Min Postdoctoral Fellow
Asfandyar Mir Predoctoral fellow
Sebastian T. Alarcon CISAC Honors Student