Scholarly Publications

Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion and Foreign Policy

December 2010

From Cornell University Press: At first glance, the U.S.

Overconfidence and War: The Havoc and Glory of Positive Illusions

October 2004

Opponents rarely go to war without thinking they can win--and clearly, one side must be wrong.

Banning Poison Gas and Germ Warfare: Should the United States Agree?

December 1969

This article will consider whether the principles of the Geneva Protocol have become so widely accepted that they apply to the United States even though it is not a party.

Other Publications

President Obama’s Asia Overdrive

November 2011

When Asia’s leaders gather in Honolulu next week for the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Americans will get a glimpse of the Obama administration’s hyperactive Asia agenda.

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.

Battlefield: U.S.

May 2006

Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee will begin questioning Air Force Gen.


Stanford scholars discuss the diplomacy of denuclearization

February 2019

Siegfried S. Hecker, FSI Senior Fellow Emeritus, with Elliot A.

Martin Hellman wonders why Tonkin Gulf incidents seem forgotten

August 2014

The first Tonkin Gulf incident occurred 50 years ago this week, giving the U.S. government legal basis for the Vietnam War.

Former FBI director to bolster security research at Stanford

November 2013

Robert Mueller, the FBI's chief for the past 12 years, will spend the current academic year as a consulting professor and the Arthur and Frank Payne Distinguished Lecturer.


The USAF Weapons School and the B-52H: Integrating Legacy and 5th Generation Platforms in order to Inspire and Transform

June 4, 2014

Abstract: Weapons School is the premier USAF tactical school producing advanced air, space and cyberspace leaders/tacticians capable of transforming and inspiring the nation’s joint combat power....

Film: "Fog of War"

January 7, 2011

Faculty Talk Back

CISAC 25th Anniversary

May 29, 2009

Old-timers and new friends of CISAC gathered May 29 to celebrate the center's 25th anniversary with champagne toasts, reminiscences about the past and a look toward the future.


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...