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 War Scare That Wasn’t

April 18, 2019

Abstract: Did the Cold War of the 1980s nearly turn hot?

Maximizing Leverage: China’s Strategic Force Posture Choices in the Information Age

March 11, 2019

Abstract: How do nuclear-armed states coerce their adversaries in wars with limited aims without using nuclear weapons?

Revisiting the “Broken Promise” Controversy: The 1989-90 Origin of Post-Cold War NATO Expansion, Thirty Years On

March 11, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract:  As Russian President Vladimir Putin pursues a more assertive policy toward the West, one of his primary grievances is that NATO enlarged despite 1990 assurances to the...

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

Jacek Durkalec Jacek Durkalec Affiliate
Paul Kapur Affiliate
David Montague Affiliate
Brad Roberts Brad Roberts Affiliate
Mark Gorenflo Mark Gorenflo Affiliate
Sannia Abdullah Sannia Abdullah Affiliate
Lynn Eden Lynn Eden Affiliate
Robert Carlin Affiliate
Warren F. Miller Affiliate
Elaine Korzak Affiliate
Sean Kanuck Sean Kanuck Affiliate
Bill Phillips Affiliate