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Will Russia Invade Ukraine?

Press the Button Podcast: Steven Pifer, a William J. Perry Research Fellow at CISAC and former ambassador to Ukraine, joins co-host Tom Collina to discuss Putin’s motivations for Ukraine and more.
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Learn about the CISAC Honors Program

Join us for an info session on Jan. 19 at 12:30pm in the Reuben Hills Conference Room Encima Hall. Applications are due Feb. 11.
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What Biden should say to Putin on Ukraine

President Joe Biden will hold a secure video call with Russian President Vladimir Putin December 7 against the backdrop of a menacing Russian military build-up near Ukraine. This conversation may offer one of the last best chances to affect Kremlin calculations of the costs of an assault on Ukraine.
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How Fake Spies Ruin Real Intelligence

Spy-themed entertainment is standing in for adult education, and although the idea might seem far-fetched, fictional spies are actually shaping public opinion and real intelligence policy.

Shielding the Nuclear Arsenal From Cyber Attacks

Senior Research Scholar and Hank J. Holland Fellow Herb Lin outlines the challenges the U.S. faces in modernizing the control systems for our nuclear weapons arsenal, the dangers of connecting these systems to the internet, and the peril of feature-creep and increased complexity in the nuclear age.  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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News & Events

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Events

Wed Feb 2
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Russia, Ukraine and NATO: The View from Berlin

Virtual Only.
Tue Feb 8
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hiding in Plain Sight: How China Builds and Exercises Military Power, 1995-2020

Virtual to Public. Only those with an active Stanford ID with access to William J Perry Conference Room in Encina Hall may attend in person. 
Tue Feb 22
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence

Virtual to Public. Only those with an active Stanford ID with access to William J Perry Conference Room in Encina Hall may attend in person. 
Tue Mar 1
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Keeping It Professional: Language and Bureaucracy in the Cold War

Virtual to Public. Only those with an active Stanford ID with access to William J Perry Conference Room in Encina Hall may attend in person. 
Fri Mar 11
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Health Equity Lecture Series — Pursuing Pharmacoequity: Race and Novel Drugs in the US

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.  When: Mar 11, 2022 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)   Registration After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  

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