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Scholarly Publications

Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity

May 2018

From New York Times bestselling author and former U.S. secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and Stanford University professor Amy B.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: From Pariah and Piñata to Managing Partner

June 2017

This is a chapter in the second edition of The National Security Enterprise, a book edited by Roger Z.

On Cyber-Enabled Information/Influence Warfare and Manipulation

April 2017

CISAC's Herbet Lin and Jackie Kerr from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory write in this draft working paper that the United States has no peer competitors in conventional military power. ...

Other Publications

Stop Drinking the Weak Sauce

February 2015

For 25 years now, a weak-state fixation has transfixed U.S. foreign policy, Amy Zegart writes in this Foreign Policy piece.

Nuclear weapons' future ripe for discussion

December 2011

The supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement on debt reduction will probably result in unexpected reductions of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

9/11 and the makers of history

September 2011

After 9/11, the administration of US President George W Bush initiated the era of the global war on terror. For many, this was a misguided response to terror attacks.

News

French report grapples with nuclear fallout from Algerian War

March 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron commissioned a report aimed at “reconciliation of memories between France and Algeria,” which France ruled as the jewel of its colonial empire for more than 130 years...

A statement on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 2020

The Science and Security Board calls on all countries to reject the fantasy that nuclear weapons can provide a permanent basis for global security and to refrain from pursuing new nuclear weapons...

Why the atomic bombing of Hiroshima would be illegal today Global Webinar

August 2020

The Bulletin hosted a global webinar featuring Scott Sagan, Bulletin SASB member and Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University; Allen Weiner, director of the Stanford...

Events

Anarchic Bargain: Power Trajectories and the Trade-off Motivating Order Formation

May 20, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 913 4480 9317. About the...

Defector Militias as Tools of Social Fragmentation: Evidence from Ba‘thist Iraq and Sudan

November 25, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/XFFT74SvaCM Abstract: Pro-government militias have become a regular dimension of counterinsurgency operations, serving governments in fighting rebels locally....

US National Security in an Era of Great Power Competition and Technological Disruption

August 5, 2019

The world is experiencing an unprecedented period of geopolitical change and technological disruption. How should we rethink U.S.

Projects

Empirical Studies of Conflict

The Empirical Studies of Conflict Project (ESOC) addresses critical challenges to international security through methodologically rigorous, evidence-based analyses of insurgency, civil war and...
English

UNHCR Project on Rethinking Refugee Communities

The deputy United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees approached Tino Cuéllar, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, to form a collaboration between Stanford’s...
English

Mapping Militant Organizations

This research project launched in 2009 traces the evolution of militant organizations and the interactions that develop among them over time.
English

Multimedia

The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive and Secure Nation

November 2014

Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, believes that the humanities belong at the center of American foreign policy. And his voice matters.

Remarks for the Annual Meeting of the National Humanities Alliance

March 2013

Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, former U.S.

People

Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Tonya Lee Putnam Tonya Putnam Affiliate
Pabian, Frank Frank Pabian Affiliate
Woman smiling Jane Holl Lute Affiliate
Irving Lachow Irving Lachow Affiliate
Jason Healey Jason Healey Affiliate
Blum, David David Blum Affiliate
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man smiling Paul MacDonald Affiliate