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Stanford history project centers on marginalized Bay Area community

News / September 22, 2021
Stanford historians are illuminating the complex story of environmental damage in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood.
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China's nuclear build-up

Commentary / September 13, 2021
The great distraction
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China's nuclear build-up: The great distraction

Commentary / September 13, 2021
President Biden is reviewing America’s nuclear posture. By January, we should know what he thinks about U.S. nuclear weapons, what policies should govern them and how many we need. Congress is...
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine speaks at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

‘Everything is Possible in Ukraine’: President Volodymyr Zelensky Addresses Stanford Community During Historic Visit

News / September 9, 2021
President Zelensky outlined the steps his administration is undertaking to bring increased digitization to Ukraine, curb corruption and create more equitable access to public services for more...
Pillars of light are projected from the 9/11 Memorial Site where the Twin Towers used to stand in New York CIty.

How Stanford Scholars Are Teaching the Next Generation About 9/11

News / September 8, 2021
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, four Stanford scholars and leading experts in national security, terrorism and contemporary conflict – Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart, Martha Crenshaw and Lisa Blaydes...
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Stanford study on the effectiveness of surgical masks against COVID-19

News / September 7, 2021
A new study has confirmed that surgical masks reduce the spread of COVID-19 and confirms the impact of mask-wearing on communities. For more, KCBS Radio's Margie Shafer spoke with Dr. Stephen...
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Surgical masks work very well in preventing spread of COVID-19, biggest ever study finds

News / September 5, 2021
"We now have evidence from a randomized, controlled trial that mask promotion increases the use of face coverings and prevents the spread of COVID-19," said Stephen Luby, MD, professor of...
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Biden Didn’t See the ISIS-K Threat in Afghanistan Until Too Late

Commentary / August 31, 2021
When President Biden announced that America would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by the fall, he spoke of terrorism threats — but never mentioned Islamic State Khorasan, or ISIS-K, the Islamic...
Twin Towers by Adam Maida

Putting Emotion Back Into 9/11

Commentary / August 30, 2021
For coming generations of students, September 11 is history rather than memory. How does that affect how they learn about it?
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Climate change is an infrastructure problem

News / August 25, 2021
A map of electric vehicle chargers shows one reason why. Most of America’s 107,000 gas stations can fill several cars every five or 10 minutes at multiple pumps. Not so for electric vehicle chargers...
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky

Steven Pifer: President Zelensky comes to Washington

Commentary / August 25, 2021
President Volodymyr Zelensky visits Washington next week, with the highlight being a White House call on President Joe Biden. That offers the opportunity to reinvigorate the U.S.-Ukraine relationship...
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Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order

News / August 24, 2021
Thomas Wright and Colin Kahl detail the COVID-19 pandemic as the greatest shock to world order since World War II, with millions infected and killed, the worst economic crash since the Great...
The defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant near San Clemente, California

A combination of failures

Commentary / August 24, 2021
Why 3.6m pounds of nuclear waste is buried on a popular California beach. Rod Ewing comments.
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CISAC names 2021-22 fellows and researchers

News / August 18, 2021
The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is pleased to welcome the fellows and researchers who will be joining us for the 2021-22 academic year. These scholars will spend the...
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The U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Fall of Kabul: A Q&A with Allen Weiner

Q&As / August 17, 2021
National security law expert Allen Weiner, a research affiliate at CDDRL and CISAC, discusses the U.S. mission to Afghanistan, its withdrawal and consequences moving forward.
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A class project shines new light on an Iranian nuclear facility

News / August 12, 2021
Two women use machine learning and satellite images to analyze activity from afar
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International Luxembourg Forum - Steven Pifer

Commentary / August 5, 2021
Steven Pifer, an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, answers questions on strategic stability and arms control for the International Luxembourg Forum.
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UN Climate Panel Releases Latest Report

Q&As / August 5, 2021
Stanford scholar Paul N. Edwards served as a lead author and answers questions about the report.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya discusses the future of democracy in Belarus with a roundtable of Stanford scholars.

Belarusian Leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Meets with Stanford Scholars for Roundtable on Democracy in Belarus

News / August 4, 2021
Democratic leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and her delegation joined an interdisciplinary panel of Stanford scholars and members of the Belarusian community to discuss the future of democracy in...
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The Future of Arms Control, With Rose Gottemoeller

Q&As / August 3, 2021
Rose Gottemoeller, former deputy secretary general of NATO and Payne distinguished lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and its Center for...
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‘It’s quite feasible to start a war’: just how dangerous are ransomware hackers?

Commentary / August 1, 2021
The Russian government has an arrangement w/cyber-mobs who are active outside Russia: if you hack a Russian system, you’re in trouble. “My guess is that Putin gets a cut,” Herb Lin says.
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Dean Winslow Leads National COVID-19 Testing and Diagnostics Working Group

News / July 28, 2021
A professor of medicine and former Air Force colonel, Winslow temporarily relocated to Washington to head an interagency group responding to this pandemic and preparing for the next one.
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Scott Sagan to Co-Lead Center for International Security and Cooperation

News / July 27, 2021
Sagan, an expert on nuclear strategy and the ethics of war, will direct the center along with FSI Senior Fellow Rodney Ewing.
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Venezuela’s Bolivarian Armed Force: Fear and Interest in the Face of Political Change

Commentary / July 22, 2021
In a new report for the Latin American Program, CISAC Interim Co-Director Harold Trinkunas explains the role of the armed forces in Venezuela’s current regime and why they have thus far resisted...
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Pandemic among the unvaccinated, CDC says

News / July 19, 2021
As the number of COVID infections increase, Dr. Dean Winslow advocates for vaccinations. "Being vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones," he tells KRON4.