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Five years after Crimea’s illegal annexation, the issue is no closer to resolution

The U.S. and Europe must continue to signal to Russia that Crimea's annexation will not be tolerated, writes Steven Perry in this op-ed for Brookings.

Living with a nuclear North Korea

Scott Sagan and Benjamin Valentino's new survey researach shows Americans are misinformed about North Korean and American nuclear capabilities. That's dangerous, they write in this piece for the Wall Street Journal Review.

The battle for American minds: Amy Zegart on why people are easy to deceive

It will be far easier to shore up our technical defenses against information warfare than to fix our psychological vulnerabilities writes Amy Zegart in The Atlantic.

What’s in a name? North Korea and the contested politics of ‘nuclear weapons states’

In this piece for War on the Rocks, Sidra Hamidi explores a broader trend in nuclear diplomacy where seemingly self-evident language -- like "denuclearization" -- becomes a matter of negotiation and conflict.

#WorldClass: Demystifying the U.S.-North Korea Relationship with Scott Sagan

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

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

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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 Apr 4
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Game of Drones: The Effect of Remote Warfighting Technology on Conflict Escalation

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Tue Apr 9
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

How We Can Beat the Extremist Threat: A conversation with former Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Apr 11
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Collaboration networks in Conference Diplomacy: The Case of Non-Proliferation Regime

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Apr 18
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Making Sense of Human Rights Diplomacy: Symbolism or Concrete Impact?

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Tue Apr 23
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Revisiting the “Broken Promise” Controversy: The 1989-90 Origin of Post-Cold War NATO Expansion, Thirty Years On

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