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In the Deepfake Era, Counterterrorism Is Harder

On the anniversary of 9/11, CISAC’s Amy Zegart warns that “today’s threat landscape is vastly more complex than it was in 2001” and “the U.S. intelligence community is not responding quickly enough to technological changes and the challenges they are unleashing.” American intelligence agencies need to “gain and sustain the edge while safeguarding civil liberties in a radically different technological landscape.

Time Is Running Out to to Fight Disinformation in 2020 Election

Companies need to identify propaganda campaigns quickly because there may be little the platforms can do once a belief has taken hold, writes CISAC Information Warfare Working Group's Janine Zacharia in this op-ed for The San Francisco Chronicle.

Fukushima Cesium-Enriched Microparticle (CSMP) Update (Interview with Rod Ewing)

In this Q&A, Rod Ewing and fellow researchers describe their work on cesium-rich microparticles after Fukushima: How abundant are they? Does their presence increase health risk to humans? How much do they reveal about the process of the accident itself?
U.S. and DPRK Flags on Table

We Are Teetering on the Edge of a Hinge Point With North Korea

It is well worth looking more closely at what is at risk, how not to repeat previous flawed decisions and what a path through this perilous moment might look like, write Siegfried Hecker and Robert Carlin in the World Post.

#WorldClass: The Presidential Standoff in Venezuela with Harold Trinkunas

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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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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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

Tue Oct 8
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The New Geopolitics of Energy

Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central 616 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Tue Oct 15
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Beyond “Bots and Trolls” — Understanding Disinformation as Collaborative Work

Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central 616 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Wed Oct 16
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Conversation on Iraq and American Grand Strategy

Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central 616 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Wed Oct 23
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Russia’s Crony Capitalism: How to Understand Vladimir Putin’s Rule

Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central 616 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305