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U.S. and DPRK Flags on Table

We Are Teetering on the Edge of a Hinge Point With North Korea

It is well worth looking more closely at what is at risk, how not to repeat previous flawed decisions and what a path through this perilous moment might look like, write Siegfried Hecker and Robert Carlin in the World Post.

Our Lax Cybersecurity Policies Put Our Elections and Our Data at Risk

In this op-ed for CNN, Andrew Grotto offers some concrete ideas to significantly improve the safety and security of the nation from cyber threats.

What's at Stake for the U.S. and Pakistan?

Strained relations or not, there’s a lot at stake for both countries, writes Asfandyar Mir in the Washington Post Monkey Cage blog.

What Do Americans Really Think About Conflict With Nuclear North Korea?

The answer is both reassuring and disturbing, write Alida Haworth, Scott Sagan, and Ben Valentino in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

#WorldClass: The Presidential Standoff in Venezuela with Harold Trinkunas

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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Policy

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

News & Events

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Events

Tue Oct 8
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The New Geopolitics of Energy

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