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Apply now for 2019-2020 CISAC fellowships

CISAC supports excellence in research through a robust and prestigious portfolio of fellowships. Applications are open now:

The U.S. Drone War in Pakistan Revisited

New research from CISAC Postdoctoral Fellow Asfandyar Mir finds drone strikes in Pakistan were effective at degrading targeted armed groups.
CISAC young nuclear professionals visit Red Square, Moscow.

Young nuclear professionals meet in Moscow

CISAC is leading an effort to bring young nuclear scholars from the United States and Russia together to tackle urgent problems together and share ideas.
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Information Warfare Working Group Launches

A newly-launched multidisciplinary working group comprised of Stanford University scholars will meet quarterly to address the issue of cyber-enabled information warfare

#WorldClass: Kahl on Khashoggi and Where the US Stands with Saudi Arabia

A COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF NORTH KOREA’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM

Research from Siegfried S. Hecker, Robert L. Carlin, and Elliot A. Serbin provides a comprehensive picture of the evolution of North Korea's nuclear program.

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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Research

CISAC is a unique interdisciplinary nexus that researches and offers solutions to the most pressing security challenges in the world today.

Education

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

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 Nov 27
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Public Engagement and Nuclear Waste Disposal Siting: Lessons from South Australia

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Nov 29
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Law as Discursive Resource: The Politics of the Nuclear/Non-Nuclear Distinction in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Tue Dec 4
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission After Fukushima: Lessons Learned and Unlearned

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Wed Dec 12
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Israel’s National Security Challenges 2019

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Dec 13
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The Hell of Good Intentions: America's Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305