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President Joe Biden with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

The Illegality of Targeting Civilians by Way of Belligerent Reprisal: Implications for U.S. Nuclear Doctrine

Scott Sagan and Allen Weiner argue that for legal, ethical, and strategic reasons, it is time for the United States to affirmatively recognize the customary international law prohibition on targeting civilians by way of belligerent reprisal.
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Negotiating the New START Treaty

Rose Gottemoeller gives an insider’s account of the negotiations between the US and Russian delegations in Geneva in 2009 and 2010 in her new book, Negotiating the New START Treaty. On May 21, Gottemoeller will discuss her book, her years of high-level experience and her analysis of the complicated relationship between the US and Russia with Michael McFaul,
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Herb Lin testifies before the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems: “Technology and Information Warfare: The Competition for Influence and the Department of Defense”

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Stanford experts discuss the lessons and legacy of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

A decade after a powerful earthquake and tsunami set off the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown in Japan, Stanford experts Rod Ewing, Eric Dunham and Jenny Suckale discuss revelations about radiation from the disaster, advances in earthquake science related to the event and how its devastating impact has influenced strategies for tsunami defense and local warning systems.

What a Biden Presidency Means for U.S.-China Relations, with Oriana Skylar Mastro

Relations between the U.S. and China are more tense than ever over issues such as trade, a new national security law in Hong Kong, U.S. attempts to restrict Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, and the COVID-19 pandemic. International security expert Oriana Skylar Mastro joins the podcast to discuss the tension between China and Taiwan and why it matters for the U.S. and the world, as well as her predictions for how relations between Washington and Beijing will play out during the Biden administration. 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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