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U.S. Iran Policy Is Becoming Dangerous - Colin Kahl

Growing evidence suggests the U.S. president is traveling a path toward war—whether he knows it or not, writes Colin Kahl in Foreign Policy.

Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: Why U.S. Intelligence Agencies Must Adapt or Fail

In this piece for Foreign Affairs, Amy Zegart and Michael Morell write on how tech is challenging every facet of US intelligence--and what needs to be done.

Hard Truths in Syria: America Can’t Do More With Less, and It Shouldn’t Try

The United States cannot pretend that by leaving a handful of troops in Syria, it can avoid the need to rethink its strategy, writes Brett McGurk in Foreign Affairs.

Drell Lecture: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

Paul Scharre, a former Army Ranger and Pentagon official, will talk on his new book, Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War.

#WorldClass: Demystifying the U.S.-North Korea Relationship with Scott Sagan

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.

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Education

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

Thu May 30
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Trilateral Cooperation in the Shadow of a Nuclear North Korea

Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central 616 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Jun 6
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Coercing Syria on Chemical Weapons

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
Thu Dec 5
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Haunted By Chaos: China's Grand Strategy From Mao Zedong To Xi Jinping

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