Scholarly Publications

Madman Nuclear Alert: Secrecy, Signaling, and Safety in the October 1969 Crisis, The

April 2003

The history of the October 1969 alert demonstrates that even in this high-politics arena of nuclear diplomacy, presidential orders were actively fought against, sometimes manipulated or ignored,...

Degradation of Biological Weapons Agents in the Environment: Implications for Terrorism Response

December 2005

We investigate the impact on effective terrorism response of the viability degradation of biological weapons agents in the environment.

Learning from Normal Accidents

January 2004

Normal Accidents' growing influence since 1984 on social science scholarship and across academic, business and governmental disciplines was not accidental.

Other Publications

China and the CTBT Negotiations

December 1998

This report reviews Chinese participation in the international negotiations for a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva and provides...

China and the Neutron Bomb

June 1988

The neutron bomb is a controversial weapon.

China's Space Industry and Its Strategy of International Cooperation

July 1996

This paper reviews the activities and accomplishments of the Chinese space community in international cooperation and discusses appropriate ways of further cooperation with other nations.

News

CISAC fellow wins political science dissertation award

November 2004

Helen Kinsella, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, won the American Political Science Association's 2004 Helen Dwight Reid Award for the best doctoral...

Lynn Eden's book offers hot lessons from Cold War

November 2004

Lynn Eden's award-winning book, Whole World on Fire: Organizations, Knowledge and Nuclear Weapons Devastation, focuses on the past but it offers broader lessons for the ongoing war on terror.

North Korea's nukes

October 2003

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Events

Nuclear Materials Protection, Nonproliferation, and the Future of Nuclear Energy

January 5, 2000

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Biological Threats Enabled by Molecular Biology

January 11, 2000

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Projects

Global Governance and Organizations

Scholars analyze the capacity of international organizations to address transnational issues such as security, pandemics and environmental change.
English

Conflict Resolution

This area focuses on research related to failed states and state building, civil wars, conflict resolution and peacekeeping, refugees and democratic change.
English

MacArthur Consortium on International Peace and Cooperation

A consortium composed of Stanford University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin has applied to the John D. and Catherine T.
English

Multimedia

Security Conundrum: Barton Gellman

December 2014

Journalist Barton Gellman holds a conversation with Phil Taubman for Stanford's "Security Conundrum" speakers series on Nov. 17, 2014. Gellman shared the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his stories about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Honors College 2014

December 2014

Video of CISAC Honors College 2014   Tag along with the 2014-2015 CISAC Honors Students during Honors College in Washington, D.C.

Cybersecurity Boot Camp

October 2014

Video of Cyber Boot Camp  The Stanford Congressional Cyber Boot Camp, sponsored by the Hoover Institution and the Center for International Security and Cooperation, was held on the Stanford campus from Aug. 18-20, 4014.

People

blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
colin kahl Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
rsd18 083 0009a Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Photo of Oriana Skylar Mastro Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Taubman Phil Philip Taubman Lecturer
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
steven pifer Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow
1 RSD13 085 0052a 001 David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology