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Senior Huawei Official Acknowledges Ability to Clandestinely Access Mobile Networks

“While everyone was distracted with Justice Department controversies and the New Hampshire primary, a senior Huawei official has conceded that the company can clandestinely access users’ mobile networks,” writes Herb Lin for LawFare. “On Feb. 11, the Wall Street Journal ran a story citing U.S. officials who claimed that Huawei can ‘covertly access mobile-phone networks around the world through ‘back doors’ designed for use by law enforcement.’"

The Solar Orbiter launches—what will it reveal about the sun?

Amy Zegart was interviewed for the Economist’s podcast Babbage about “how countries can improve their defense against digital security threats – and why living in a city impairs navigational skills.”

CISAC Simulates the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference

“International Security in a Changing World” was CISAC’s defining class, first taught in the 1970s. It continues today and includes a two-day simulation focused on international diplomacy. Earlier this month, more than 120 students and participants joined CISAC’s Scott D. Sagan, Joe Felter and Harold Trinkunas and others for a simulation of the 2020 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. Learn more about CISAC’s education programs.

Trump’s Bid to Go Big on Nuclear Arms Looks Like a Fizzle

"Russia has no interest in negotiating from scratch. China has no interest in negotiating at all. Nuclear arms control is in trouble," writes Steven Pifer for Defense One. "The 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces, or INF, Treaty is dead, and the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START, has entered its last year, with the Trump administration thus far unready to accept Moscow’s offer to extend it."

Carnegie Council Podcast

Just War, Unjust Soldiers, & American Public Opinion, with Scott D. Sagan 

 

In this episode, Adam Read-Brown, editor of Ethics & International Affairs, and Scott D. Sagan discuss issues of just war, war crimes, moral licensing, and much more.

Learn More.

 

 

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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 educating and training the next generation of thought leaders and policy makers in international security.

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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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Events

Thu Feb 20
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Secrecy and Deniability in the Nuclear Realm

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central
Tue Feb 25
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Do Morals Matter?

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central
Thu Feb 27
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Good Science and Silenced Security: On Anticipatory Governance in Biobanking

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central
Fri Feb 28
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

From Fake News to Hybrid Warfare: The Militarization of Disinformation Debate in the Czech Republic

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central
Tue Mar 3
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

US-Ukraine Relations: Strengths and Weaknesses of US Policy Toward Ukraine with Recommendations for Future Initiatives

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