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The Next Director of National Intelligence: A Thankless Job Is Getting Even Harder

August 2019

At the end of July, Dan Coats, the U.S. director of national intelligence (DNI), announced his resignation. When he leaves office on August 15, the U.S.

Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: Why U.S. Intelligence Agencies Must Adapt or Fail

May 2019

For U.S. intelligence agencies, the twenty-first century began with a shock, when 19 al Qaeda operatives hijacked four planes and perpetrated the deadliest attack ever on U.S. soil.

Noncitizen Soldiers: Explaining Foreign Recruitment by Modern State Militaries

January 2019

More than a century after citizen armies became an international norm, nearly two dozen states actively recruit foreigners into their militaries.

News

Ukraine may not yet escape US domestic politics

February 2020

Ukraine unhappily found itself at the center of the impeachment drama that played out in Washington last fall and during the first weeks of 2020. That threatened the resiliency of the U.S.-Ukraine...

China and East Asian Security Expert Oriana Skylar Mastro to Become FSI’s Newest Center Fellow

February 2020

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University is pleased to announce that Oriana Skylar Mastro has been appointed an FSI Center Fellow.

Iowa caucuses did one thing right: Require paper ballots

February 2020

/*-->*/ “As the confusion that was the Iowa caucuses unfolds, there will be a lot of questions about what happened and how to avoid it in the future.

Events

Uncertainty, Risk, and Responsibility: Lessons from Three Technologies

February 18, 2020

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 819 377 559. About this Event: Are we still in the Nuclear Age? Is this the Age of AI?

Germany, Europe and Russia

February 7, 2020

Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 854 755 097. About this Event: Germany plays a key role in shaping...

The Tragedy of American Nuclear Policy

February 7, 2020

Livestream: Please check back on day of event for status update (if any). About this Event: What sort of narrative defines the American experience with nuclear weapons?

Projects

Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century Seminars

The Project on Russian Power and Purpose convenes faculty seminars and open events in which speakers and experts discuss the context and drivers of Kremlin strategy.
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European Security Initiative

The CISAC European Security Initiative features speakers addressing the challenges that a more assertive Russia presents to the European security order; Europe's ability to meet and defend against...
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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

Stephen Luby Senior Fellow
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
Brett McGurk Lecturer
Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Toomas Ilves Toomas Hendrik Ilves Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, GDPi Fellow, Stanford Cyber Initiative Fellow
Harold Trinkunas Deputy Director, Senior Research Scholar
Megan Palmer Senior Research Scholar
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar