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Scott Sagan to Co-Lead Center for International Security and Cooperation

Sagan, an expert on nuclear strategy and the ethics of war, will direct the center along with FSI Senior Fellow Rodney Ewing.
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Dean Winslow leads national COVID-19 Testing and Diagnostics Working Group

A professor of medicine and former Air Force colonel, Winslow temporarily relocated to Washington to head an interagency group responding to this pandemic and preparing for the next one.
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The U.S. says it can answer cyberattacks with nuclear weapons. That’s lunacy.

A Russian-based cybercriminal organization claimed credit for hacking into as many as 1,500 companies. Another cybercriminal group shut down operations of the Colonial Pipeline. Now imagine a cyberattack that turned off the power at hospitals or wreaked havoc on air-traffic-control systems. Under current U.S. nuclear doctrine, developed during the Trump administration, the president would be given the military option to launch nuclear weapons at the country behind such an attack.
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Venezuela’s Bolivarian Armed Force: Fear and Interest in the Face of Political Change

In a new report for the Latin American Program, CISAC Director Harold Trinkunas explains the role of the armed forces in Venezuela’s current regime and why they have thus far resisted democratization efforts.

Press the Button: New Precedents

Rose Gottemoeller, former Deputy Secretary General of NATO, describes her experience negotiating the New START Treaty during the Obama administration, and what the recent summit between President Joe Biden and President Vladimir Putin means for the future of arms control. Gottemoeller's new book, Negotiating the New START Treaty, is available now. READ MORE




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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