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U.S. must start from scratch with a new nuclear waste "reset" strategy

Thousands of tons of highly radioactive spent fuel are in temporary storage in 35 states, with no permanent solution discussed in Washington, D.C. International experts led by CISAC co-director Rodney Ewing show how to end this unacceptable status quo.

New report seeks to demystify the biosecurity landscape

A new report by CISAC's David Relman, Megan Palmer and researchers from George Mason University assesses the emerging biosecurity landscape and identifies critical gaps in governance and policy.

CISAC Honors Student Philip Clark wins Schwarzman scholarship for study in Beijing

Schwarzman Scholars ear a one-year master’s degree in global affairs with a concentration in one of three disciplines: public policy, economics and business, or international studies.

Apply now for 2019-2020 CISAC fellowships

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

#WorldClass: How Do We Stop a Man-Made Pandemic? with David Relman and Megan Palmer

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