Scholarly Publications

Integrating offensive cyber capabilities: meaning, dilemmas, and assessment

August 2018

Across the world, states are establishing military cyber commands or similar units to develop offensive cyber capabilities.

Weakest strongman: an interview with Harold Trinkunas

July 2018

  Nicolás Maduro may have held on to political power. But the collapse of the state he heads is continuing apace by any measure.

Other Publications

Andrew Grotto Testimony on "Cybersecurity and California Elections"

March 2018

To assess the threat to California's elections systems, the Assembly and Senate elections committees held a joint informational hearing on cybersecurity. The hearing discussed steps California...

Jihadist Terrorist Plots in the United States

December 2017

Research brief: How plots come to fail or to be foiled is of great importance to the study of terrorism and to the development of counterterrorism policy.

US-Russia rift threatens science ties that keep us safe

December 2016

Siegfried Hecker describes Russia's systematic termination of nuclear cooperation with the United States and the harmful consequences that this could have for both countries.

News

Russia vs. Ukraine: More of the same?

October 2018

The aggression that Russia unleashed against Ukraine in 2014 is now well into its fifth year.

FSI scholars join high-level commission on democracy in the digital age

October 2018

The Kofi Annan Foundation has tapped four Stanford scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) to help advance one of its top priorities: to shed light on the rapidly...

Events

Is India Shifting to a Nuclear Counterforce Strategy?

October 18, 2018

Abstract: Is India considering developing nuclear counterforce options against Pakistan?

A Probabilistic Analysis of the Risk of Nuclear Deterrence Failure

October 11, 2018

Abstract: This research proposes, develops, and demonstrates a quantitative risk analytic method for integrating a set of modern deterrence considerations with respect to nuclear weapon arsenals...

How We Got the Iran Deal—And Why We’ll Miss It

October 5, 2018

Click here to RSVP*Event co-hosted with the Middle Eastern InitiativeSpeaker Bio: Wendy R.

Multimedia

2016 Drell Lecture: William J. Perry - A National Security Walk Around the World

February 2016

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J.

America’s Nuclear Waste – No Solution in Sight

January 2016

America’s nuclear waste is accumulating at over seventy sites in 39 states – but there is no clear way forward for its final disposal. An international cast of experts explains how the U.S.

Counterterrorism, Counterinsurgency, and Contradictions: America's Lessons Learned in Afghanistan

July 2015

Former Ambassador to the U.S. and Karl Eikenberry speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival on June 29, 2015 and reflects on lessons learned from interventions into unstable nations.

People

Harold Trinkunas Harold Trinkunas Deputy Director, Senior Research Scholar
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Thomas Fingar Fellow
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC