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Byter, Bombs, and Spies  - new book by Amy Zegart and Herb Lin

Scholars Amy Zegart and Herb Lin Explore Cyber Warfare in New Book

A new book edited by Amy Zegart and Herb Lin explores how the U.S. military can now use cyber weapons as digital combat power in an emerging era of cyber warfare.

U.S. must start from scratch with a new nuclear waste "reset" strategy

Thousands of tons of highly radioactive spent fuel are in temporary storage in 35 states, with no permanent solution discussed in Washington, D.C. International experts led by CISAC co-director Rodney Ewing show how to end this unacceptable status quo.

Ukraine, nuclear weapons and the trilateral statement 25 years later

Today, January 14, marks the 25th anniversary of the Trilateral Statement between the United States. Steven Pifer examines its impact.

President Trump Says He’ll Pull US Troops out of Syria. Now What?

In this Q&A, terrorism expert Martha Crenshaw addresses the president’s decision to pull troops out of Syria.

#WorldClass: Former Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos on Russian Election Interference

A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF NORTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM

Research from Siegfried S. Hecker, Robert L. Carlin, and Elliot A. Serbin provides a comprehensive picture of the evolution of North Korea's nuclear program.

Who We Are

The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is Stanford University’s hub for researchers tackling some of the world's most pressing security and international cooperation issues.

Founded 30 years ago, CISAC today is building on its historic strengths to seek solutions to the many longstanding and emerging challenges associated with an increasingly complex world. We are guided by our longstanding belief that a commitment to rigorous scholarship, openness to new ideas, and lively intellectual exchange can spur the creation and spread of knowledge to help build a safer world.

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Research

CISAC is a unique interdisciplinary nexus that researches and offers solutions to the most pressing security challenges in the world today.

Education

CISAC is educating and training the next generation of thought leaders and policy makers in international security.

Policy

CISAC’s research and policy work offers context and insights to decision-makers in Washington D.C. and throughout the world.

Leadership

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Rodney C. Ewing

Co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, FSI Senior Fellow
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Rodney C. Ewing

Co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, FSI Senior Fellow
Professor in Nuclear Security; Professor, Geological Sciences
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Colin Kahl

Co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, FSI Senior Fellow
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Colin Kahl

Co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, FSI Senior Fellow
Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
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Harold Trinkunas

Deputy Director
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Harold Trinkunas

Deputy Director
Senior Research Scholar
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Andrea Gray

Associate Director for Administration and Finance
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Andrea Gray

Associate Director for Administration and Finance

News & Events

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Events

Thu Jan 17
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Obama’s Prague Agenda: Success and Frustration

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Jan 31
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

From the Silk Road to the “Belt and Road” Initiative: Chinese-Middle Eastern Relations in the 21st Century

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Mon Feb 4
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Bytes, Bombs, and Spies The Strategic Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Tue Feb 5
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Nuclear Posture Review

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Feb 7
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The Politics of Decarbonization

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305