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NATO Is Not Brain Dead

"To be nimble in handling today’s threats is not enough. NATO must prepare for the threats of tomorrow, when dynamics may be more complex than those between superpowers in the twentieth century," writes Rose Gottemoeller in Foreign Affairs. Former NATO Deputy Secretary General, Gottemoeller is now the Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer, working with CISAC, FSI and the Hoover Institution.

Fellow Applications Due January 15

"I have really appreciated the way that CISAC values the engagement of scholars with the real world and with policy relevance of what we are researching," said former CISAC Fellow Fiona Cunningham. "We’re not just stuck in the ivory tower, but actually making our research make the world a better place." For 2020-2021, CISAC seeks to offer ~15 fellowships to those who are researching topics related to international security, nuclear security, biosecurity, and cybersecurity that contain elements of policy-relevance. Applications are due January 15, 2020. Watch the video below and learn more.

U.S.-Russia Young Professionals Nuclear Forum Participants Receive Rieser Award Honorable Mention

For the first time in the history of the Leonard M. Rieser Award, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists gave an honorable mention. The honor goes to Ivan Andriushin, Cecilia Eiroa-Lledo, Patricia Schuster, and Evgenii Varseev for their essay “Nuclear power and global climate change.” It is part of a cross-country collaboration from the U.S.-Russia Young Professionals Nuclear Forum, a CISAC forum established by Siegfried Hecker and Alla Kassianova to encourage dialogue on critical nuclear issues of concern to both countries. (Photo of the four authors when they were in here in 2018.)

The Race for Big Ideas Is On

"In the past two weeks, escalating hostilities brought the United States to the brink of yet another conflict in the Middle East—this time with Iran," writes Amy Zegart in The Atlantic. "But such a conflict might not look much like the others that American forces have fought in the 21st century. Tank-on-tank warfare this isn’t. While crises are inherently unpredictable, Iran’s decision on Tuesday to lob missiles at bases housing American troops in Iraq might well be the last of its conventional retaliation for the American air strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani. Future hostilities are more likely to occur in cyberspace, not in physical space."

About CISAC Fellowship Program

Watch the video to learn more and go to https://cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/cisac-fellowships for application details.

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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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 Jan 16
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Killer High: A History Of War In Six Drugs

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central
Tue Jan 21
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The Past and Future of Arms Control

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central
Thu Jan 23
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Must we imagine destroying the world in order to save it?

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central
Tue Jan 28
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

U.S. Policy Towards Russia in an Era of Great Power Competition

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central
Tue Jan 28
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Israel and the Persian Gulf: New Relations for a Challenging New Era

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central