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CISAC Faculty and Fellows Recommend Books, Podcasts for Summer 2019

Enjoy fresh summer reading and listening selections from CISAC faculty and fellows.
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Amy Zegart: Decades of Being Wrong About China Should Teach Us Something

Tiananmen Square serves as a continuing reminder about just how much China has defied, and continues to defy, the odds and predictions of American experts who have gotten China wrong more often than they’ve gotten it right, writes Amy Zegart in The Atlantic.

Steven Pifer: Stop the Low-Yield Trident Nuclear Warhead

It is in the U.S. interest to maintain the highest possible threshold against the use of any nuclear arms, writes Steven Pifer at The Hill.

Ahead of the 2020 Election, Stanford Experts Urge a Concerted, National Response to Confront Foreign Interference

CISAC and other FSI scholars outline a detailed strategy for how to protect the integrity of American elections – including recommendations such as requiring a paper trail of every vote cast and publishing information about a campaign’s connections with foreign nationals.

#WorldClass: The Presidential Standoff in Venezuela with Harold Trinkunas

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

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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

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Events

Thu Nov 7
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The War Scare That Wasn’t

Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central 616 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Dec 5
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Haunted By Chaos: China's Grand Strategy From Mao Zedong To Xi Jinping

Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central 616 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305