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Stanford juniors: apply now for 2021-22 CISAC Honors program.

The CISAC Interschool Honors Program in International Security Studies provides an opportunity for seniors from all undergraduate schools and majors who have strong academic records and interest in international security to receive Honors in International Security Studies.
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'Its centre of gravity will always be in the transatlantic space'

How NATO can adapt to future challenges: An interview with Rose Gottemoeller, former Deputy Secretary General, NATO
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Special forces veteran and Stanford scholar applies data and scholarship to conflict

Joseph Felter underscores the importance of rigorous data and scholarship in understanding violent conflict and reducing casualties. He brought scholars into the field when he was deployed overseas and he draws on this experience to give his Stanford students a first-hand look into challenges facing the U.S. military.
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A Proposal for a Commission on the Capitol Siege

On Jan. 6, the U.S. Capitol was assaulted and occupied for the first time since 1814. Five people were killed, including a Capitol Police officer. Two Republican Representatives have introduced a bill to establish a national bipartisan commission to investigate the attack. We agree that a commission is needed. Here, we sketch the mandate, major areas of inquiry, and legislative language that we believe are needed to guide this effort.

War on the Rocks: The Soviet's Dark Nuclear Romance

Once the Soviets got the nuclear arsenal Stalin had sought, they had to learn to live with the bomb – and all the dilemmas that came with it. With CISAC scholar David Holloway, this episode examines how the Soviet Union adjusted to the difficult new reality of being a nuclear power. READ MORE

 

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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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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A world that is safer and more just.

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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