Institutions and Organizations

Scholarly Publications

Integrating Offensive Cyber Capabilities: Meaning, dilemmas, and assessment

August 2018

Abstract: Across the world, states are establishing military cyber commands or similar units to develop offensive cyber capabilities.

Insider Threats

February 2017

High-security organizations around the world face devastating threats from insiders—trusted employees with access to sensitive information, facilities, and materials.

Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

September 2016

 In Unclear Physics, Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer tells the story of the Iraqi and Libyan programs from their origins in the late 1950s and 1960s until their dismantling.

Other Publications

The Self-Inflicted Demise of American Power

July 2018

NATO leaders have a lot to worry about. The U.K. government is a Brexit hot mess.

Atomic Homefront: a film about struggling to live with Manhattan Project radioactive waste

June 2018

Abstract: This commentary reviews and discusses HBO’s new documentary, Atomic Homefront, which shows how communities are still struggling to live with radiation from radioactive waste generated...

Offensive Cyber Capabilities: To What Ends?

January 2018

Abstract: There is a growing interest in the use of offensive cyber capabilities (OCC) among states.

News

U.S.-Russia Young Professionals Nuclear Forum Participants Receive Rieser Award Honorable Mention

January 2020

For the first time in the history of the Leonard M. Rieser Award, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists gave an honorable mention.

Sixth Young Professional Nuclear Forum Held in Moscow in November

January 2020

The sixth Young Professional Nuclear Forum (YPNF6), sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute (MEPhI...

Do Americans approve of Trump’s pardons for court-martialed military officers?

December 2019

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Events

The Dilemma of Nuclear Insecurity and Limits of Law

November 27, 2019

This event is co-sponsored by the Program in History and Philosophy of Science; Program in Science, Technology, and Society; and Stanford Center for Law and History. Livestream: This event will not...

Security in a Post-Nuclear Age

October 28, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: Seventy-five years after the introduction of nuclear weapons, it is no longer clear that these tools of security remain the...

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Doctrine: The Rule of Law and the Role of Strategy

September 25, 2019

Abstract: In 2013, the Obama Administration’s “Nuclear Employment Strategy” guidance announced that all war plans and operations would be “consistent with the fundamental principles of the Law of...

Projects

Regional Conflict and Cooperation

Regional conflicts present their own set of unique challenges to the international community.
English

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

Stanford Ethics & War Series

The whole of human history includes bloody and brutal wars.
English

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
Philip Taubman Lecturer
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Joseph Felter Lecturer
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow
Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Alla Kassianova Alla Kassianova Research Scholar
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Kelly Devens CISAC Honors Student