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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.

Five key things to know about Ukraine’s presidential election

After a visit to Ukraine, Former Ambassador Steven Pifer shares five key observations on its ongoing presidential election in this piece for Brookings.

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.

Michael McFaul and Alex Stamos - It's time to secure the 2020 elections

Michael McFaul and Alex Stamos join Representative Ro Khanna in calling for specific measures to secure the 2020 elections in this op-ed for the Washington Post.

#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 18
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Making Sense of Human Rights Diplomacy: Symbolism or Concrete Impact?

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Thu Apr 18
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

2nd Floor East Wing E207, Encina Hall, 616 Serra Street, Stanford, California 94305,
Tue Apr 23
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Revisiting the “Broken Promise” Controversy: The 1989-90 Origin of Post-Cold War NATO Expansion, Thirty Years On

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA 94305
Wed Apr 24
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

NATO’s Response to the Changing Security Environment

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