We are thrilled to welcome eleven outstanding students, who together represent thirteen different majors and minors, to our Honors Program in International Security Studies.
Unlike previous such strategies, the new National Cyber Strategy rebalances responsibility to generate a new social contract for a resilient national cybersecurity to counter threats from malicious nations and emerging technology.
Congressman Ro Khanna Addresses Intersection of America's Economy and U.S.-China Geopolitical Challenges
The congressman joined Michael McFaul and Amy Zegart for a discussion co-sponsored by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution on American economic resiliency in the face of U.S. competition with China.
This powerful report on what went wrong—and right—with America’s Covid response from a team of thirty-four experts shows how Americans faced the worst peacetime catastrophe of modern times
On April 3, the Polish government confirmed that it had delivered MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine, just 11 days after the first Slovakian MiG-29s arrived in that beleaguered country.
The Guggenheim Fellowship is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts and exhibit great promise for their future endeavors.
With both the multilateral nuclear nonproliferation regime and the bilateral US-Russia arms control regime facing serious setbacks in the past six months, better understanding the linkages between different agreement modalities may provide policymakers with a richer understanding of how to harness success—or failure—in one arena to improve prospects in others.
Revising, or Rejecting, ‘Reasonable Prospect of Success’ in Just Wars? Lessons From Ukraine
“It’s a victory when the weapons fall silent and people speak up.”
“This Casebook is an initial step at addressing a major gap in biorisk governance today"
How science-fiction tropes shape military AI
“Pop culture has this huge power to shape peoples’ thinking,” - Timnit Gebru
In a March 25 interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia would deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus for use by the Belarusian military.
The decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin to suspend Russia’s participation in the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) puts at risk the sole remaining treaty limiting US and Russian nuclear forces.
With the ongoing war in Ukraine and the recent suspension of the New START treaty, concerns about nuclear escalation have been on the rise.
A sliding scale of secrecy: toward a better understanding of the role of publicity in offensive cyber operations
In recent years, offensive cyber operations are becoming another tool among many in the diplomatic toolbox of states, with countries discussing cyberattacks more openly than before.
President Sauli Niinistö of Finland Discusses Security Cooperation and Defense with FSI Scholars
As the war in Ukraine continues to reshape security needs in Europe and globally, scholars from the Freeman Spogli Institute agree that Finland can play a unique leadership role in defense and cybersecurity alliances.
We need a permanent national nuclear waste disposal site now, before the spent nuclear fuel stored in 35 states becomes unsafe
If there was once a time when it was reasonable to expect end users (people who are not technical wizards) to manage their own cybersecurity, that time has long since passed.
Russia, Ukraine and Existential War
Russia, Ukraine and Existential War
In recent months, as Russia’s army bogged down and lost ground in Ukraine, Russian pundits and officials began suggesting the war is existential.
Cybersecurity, surveillance, and military retaliation: Why some balloons bust–and others don’t
So, what was it about this particular incident that generated such swift, bipartisan calls for a military response?
Recent disclosures that President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump, and former Vice President Mike Pence stored classified documents at home have shined a spotlight on what many people believe to be excessive government classification of information.
Chief Information Officers representing specialties across the Department of Defense met with Michael McFaul, Scott Sagan, and Amy Zegart to discuss the war in Ukraine and how it’s changing the discussion around cyber defense, nuclear policy, and deterrence.
Responding to Uncertainty: The Importance of Covertness in Support for Retaliation to Cyber and Kinetic Attacks
The vulnerability of critical infrastructure and financial systems to cyber operations remains a primary concern for national security