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Amy Zegart
Spies, Lies and Algorithms book cover

Inside the secret world of U.S. intelligence with Stanford scholar Amy Zegart

News / February 1, 2022
In her new book, Stanford scholar Amy Zegart examines the evolution of the U.S. intelligence community and how technology is changing how it operates.
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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 – reflect on how their teaching of the terrorist attacks has evolved.
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Zegart: Should the US be bullish or bearish on China's rapid rise?

Commentary / June 20, 2014
CISAC Co-Director Amy Zegart writes in The American Interest that a strong and rising China, as well as a weak and unstable one, should concern the United States. But perhaps most troubling is the uncertainty about which scenario will eventually play out.
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Zegart: Feinstein-CIA fracas is a blow for the intelligence agency

Q&As / March 13, 2014
CISAC Co-Director Amy Zegart calls accusations by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein that the CIA may have violated the U.S. Constitution "an extraordinary moment" for relations between Congress and the intelligence agency.
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Security class gets extra help from technology created by Stanford grads

News / February 26, 2014
When some 140 Stanford students and faculty recently gathered to simulate an emergency session of the UN Security Council, they had some real-world data that had never been used before: satellite images of Iran’s Arak nuclear facility. They came from Skybox Imaging, a Silicon Valley start-up launched by Stanford grads working at the intersection of technology and security.
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Zegart joins scholars at NSA for rare briefing on spy agency's woes

Q&As / September 26, 2013
CISAC Co-Director Amy Zegart joins other intelligence scholars for a rare briefing with high-ranking NSA officials to discuss the spy agency's policies and plummeting public trust.
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Zegart launches biweekly intelligence column at Foreign Policy

News / September 5, 2012
CISAC affiliated faculty member Amy Zegart has launched a biweekly intelligence column at www.foreignpolicy.com. The inaugural column examines the new book by an ex-Navy SEAL about the Osama bin Laden raid and the challenges of operating within our 20th century secrecy regime in the increasingly wired world of the 21st century. The column will run every other Wednesday.
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