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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.

Getting Freedom of Navigation Operations Right in the South China Sea

The law of the sea remains elusive to many, and when territorial seas—or the build-up of artificial islands or military installations—are not being challenged, that should be made clear, writes Hyun-Binn Cho in The National Interest.

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 Apr 25
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Internet Research Agency's Main Job: What Bots Do for Vladimir Putin Inside Russia?

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

Applying Neutron Balance to the Electrorefiner for Pyroprocessing Safeguards

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Tue May 7
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

America's Middle East Purgatory: The Case for Doing Less

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu May 9
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Maximizing Leverage: China’s Strategic Force Posture Choices in the Information Age

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