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

The common-sense fix that American nuclear policy needs

August 2016

Jeffrey Lewis and Scott Sagan discuss President Obama’s consideration of adopting a policy of No-First-Use of nuclear weapons, stating that “While we think that such a pledge would ultimately...

Events

The Stopping Power of Law: Saturation Bombing, Civilian Immunity and US Attitudes Toward the Norms and Laws of War

December 14, 2018

Abstract: Sagan and Valentino's path-breaking survey of public opinion American attitudes towards the laws of war found Americans are relatively insensitive to international norms and taboos...

Nuclear Disarmament Verification via Resonant Phenomena

December 14, 2018

Abstract: Nuclear disarmament treaties are not sufficient in and of themselves to neutralize the existential threat of the nuclear weapons.

Foreign Adversary Threats to Democratic Institutions: Are Courts Next?

February 15, 2018

- This event is offered as a joint sponsorship with the Hoover Institution - Abstract: Russia’s interference in our election was part of an ongoing campaign to undermine democracy and its...

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

Initiative on International Conflict and Negotiation

The Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) and CISAC are collaborating to support a special initiative on international conflict resolution.
English

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Portrait of Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Shorenstein APARC Fellow, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Joseph Felter Senior Research Scholar
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Alla Kassianova Alla Kassianova Senior Research Associate
Yeajin Yoon Predoctoral Fellow
Matthew Wigler CISAC Honors Student