Scholarly Publications

Conference on Police Reform in States under Transition

December 1996

On March 4 and 5, 1996, the Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control, in conjunction with the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, convened a research planning...

Other Publications

Standards & Regulations for the Geologic Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Waste

March 2011

Prepared for the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future ---- This paper draws on Ewing's experiences as a reviewer of the scientific programs andperformance assessments of the...

Mexico needs laser focus in drug war

January 2012

Postdoctoral Fellow Ben Lessing explains how Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, may differ significantly from his predecessor in dealing with the country's drug war.


Operations research, mathematics yield homeland security decision tools

March 2006

George Habash, a militant and former secretary-general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, once characterized terrorism as a "thinking man's game." Fighting terrorism is a...

CISAC physicist returns to Mongolia to bolster nonproliferation

September 2008

CISAC science fellow Undraa Agvaanluvsan faces no small task this summer: She has returned to her native Mongolia to help draft first-time legal and security protocols to ensure that the country's...

How to protect our nuclear deterrent

January 2010

In their latest op-ed in "The Wall Street Journal," William Perry, George Shultz, Henry Kissinger, and Sam Nunn argue that maintaining confidence in the U.S.


Applying Battlefield Lessons: Army Organizational Learning from CALL to

January 18, 2005

Since Vietnam, the US Army has focused an unprecedented degree of effort on capturing lessons learned in training and on the battlefield and communicating them to other affected units.

From Russia with Love: Post Soviet U.S.-Russian Nuclear Cooperation

April 5, 2005

When the Soviet Union dissolved on Dec.


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...


Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences