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Potential Subpoena Power and Internet Service Providers

In Lawfare, Herb Lin writes about the Department of Homeland Security request to Congress to grant the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) the power to issue administrative subpoenas to internet service providers (ISPs).

CISAC's Co-Director Colin Kahl Discusses U.S.-Ukraine Relations During his Tenure in Obama Adminstration

CISAC’s Co-Director Colin Kahl, formerly a senior advisor to President Obama and Vice President Biden on U.S. foreign policy and national security affairs, talks with FSI’s WorldClass podcast and FSI Director Michael McCaul on the U.S.-Ukraine relationship at the time.

Norman Naimark's New Book: ‘Stalin and the Fate of Europe.’

The Wall Street Journal reviews Norman Naimark’s new book, ‘Stalin and the Fate of Europe.’ “His [Naimark’s] archival research and reading of the scholarly literature here adds shades of nuance and intricacy to ‘the well-honed dark images and paradigms of traditional Cold War history,’” writes The WSJ.

Drell Lecturer Flournoy on U.S. National Security in Rapidly Changing Times

At CISAC’s Drell Lecture on October 3, former Pentagon leader Michèle Flournoy said the world is experiencing unprecedented geopolitical and technological change, as well as escalating great-power competition among the United States, China and Russia. The challenge, she said, is how to rethink U.S. national security and defense in a way that reflects long-cherished American principles of openness, freedom and democracy.

Amy Zegart on Stanford Pathfinder with Howard Wolf:

Amy Zegart examines U.S. intelligence challenges, cyber security, and American foreign policy on the Stanford Pathfinders podcast.

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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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

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Wed Oct 23
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Russia’s Crony Capitalism: How to Understand Vladimir Putin’s Rule

Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central 616 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Oct 24
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dying too Young: Children and Small Arms

Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central 616 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Fri Oct 25
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Russian Grassroots Activism for the Environment and Beyond

Encina Hall, Second Floor, East Wing 616 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Oct 31
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Molten-Salt and Salt-Cooled Nuclear Reactors: The Opportunities and Challenges Faced in Providing a Global Solution to Clean Energy

Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central 616 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Mon Nov 4
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Putin, Putinism, and US-Russian Relations

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