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The President's Nuclear Button

While delivering this year’s Drell Lecture, U.S. Congressman Ted Lieu questioned the constitutionality of the American president’s ability to unilaterally order a nuclear strike.
CISAC Honors Class 2022

2022 Honors Graduation

On Friday, June 10th, 2022, we celebrated the accomplishments of the students in the Honors Program in International Security Studies.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin Meeting with members of the Government (via videoconference).

The World’s Most Dangerous Man

Putin’s Unconstrained Power Over Russia’s Nuclear Arsenal.
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Sanne Verschuren awarded the 2022 Kenneth Waltz Outstanding Dissertation Award

Dr. Sanne Verschuren has been awarded the 2022 Kenneth Waltz Outstanding Dissertation Award from the International Security Section of the American Political Science Association for her dissertation titled "Imagining the Unimaginable: War, Weapons, and Procurement Politics".

Could the Ukraine war turn nuclear?

Anne McElvoy, of The Economist Asks, asks Rose Gottemoeller, a former deputy secretary-general at NATO, whether Russia will launch nuclear weapons and, if it did, what the West should do. And, has NATO proved its worth?  READ MORE

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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