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Pakistan's Foreign Policy Calibration

May 2013

Following Pakistan's historic elections held in May 2013, CISAC Visiting Scholar Rifaat Hussein discusses next steps for Islamabad's foreign policy, particularly in relations with India, a new...

Governing Security: The Hidden Origins of American Security Agencies

November 2012

Description from Stanford University Press:The impact of public law depends on how politicians secure control of public organizations, and how these organizations in turn are used to define...

The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters

December 2011

Charles Perrow is famous worldwide for his ideas about normal accidents, the notion that multiple and unexpected failures--catastrophes waiting to happen--are built into our society's complex...

Leaders and International Conflict

September 2011

An Editorial Review of Leaders and International Conflict from Amazon.com: "Chiozza and Goemans seek to explain why and when political leaders decide to initiate international crises and wars.

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....

Beyond the HSC/NSC Merger: Integrating States and Localities into Homeland Security Policymaking

January 2009

The most critical issue in merging the Homeland Security Council (HSC) and the National Security Council (NSC) is one that has received the least attention.

Reform, Don't Merge, the Homeland Security Council

January 2009

A growing number of scholars argue that the new administration should overturn a key decision by President George W.

Homeland Security After the Bush Administration: Next Steps for Building Unity of Effort

June 2008

The Department of Defense and the Problem of Mega-Catastrophes

December 2007

The terrible wake-up call of 9/11 brought homeland security and homeland defense into full focus for a nation ill-prepared for the threat of transnational terrorism.

Color Bind: Lessons from the Failed Homeland Security Advisory System

October 2007

An effective terrorism alert system in a federal government has one central task: to motivate actors to take costly protective measures.

Thoughts on the Day After

April 2007

This paper analyzes what might be expected to happen if a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in a U.S. city; the example used for this analysis is San Francisco.

Crisis in Bureaucracy: Homeland Security and the Political Design of Legal Mandates

October 2006

Policymakers fight over bureaucratic structure because it helps shape the legal interpretations and regulatory decisions of agencies through which modern governments operate.

Between Dictatorship and Democracy: Russian Post-Communist Political Reform

February 2004

For hundreds of years, dictators have ruled Russia. Do they still?

Popular Choice and Managed Democracy: The Russian Elections of 1999 and 2000

December 2003

Twice in the winter of 1999-2000, citizens of the Russian Federation flocked to their neighborhood voting stations and scratched their ballots in an atmosphere of uncertainty, rancor, and fear....

Social Change and Political Reform in China: Meeting the Challenge of Success

December 2003

This article discusses how two decades of economic reforms have intensified popular unrest and redefined the composition, interests and political attitudes of China's ever more complex social...

Mozambique: A Fading U.N. Success Story

January 2002

As Mozambique enters its tenth year of peace following a brutal and destructive civil war, the signs of continued democratic transformation and pro-market economic reform appear rosy, at least at...

State-Building and State Breakdown in Russia

December 2001

The book chapter is a revised and updated version of "Asymmetrical Federalism and State Breakdown in Russia," which originally was published in 1999 in Post-Soviet Affairs.

New Is Not Yet Born: Conflict Resolution in Southern Africa, The

December 1994

In April 1994, black and white South Africans for the first time will vote for a nonracial government.

Soviet Defense Conversion - Problems and Opportunities

September 1991

In August 1991, the people of Moscow and Leningrad demonstrated to the world that democracy is an idea whose time had come for the Soviet Union.

People

Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Robert Weiner Robert Weiner Affiliate
Jane Holl Lute Consulting Scholar