Military

Scholarly Publications

International Intervention and the Rule of Law after Civil War: Evidence from Liberia

April 2019

What are the effects of international intervention on the rule of law after civil war?

From Denial to Punishment: The Security Dilemma and Changes in India’s Military Strategy towards China

November 2018

This article argues that China’s rise and its growing military power have intensified the Sino-Indian security dilemma.

Cheap fights, credible threats: The future of armed drones and coercion

February 2018

Drones are considered poor coercion tools: They cannot operate in contested airspace and they offer low-cost fights instead of more credible, costly signals.

Other Publications

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.

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

Decades of Being Wrong About China Should Teach Us Something

June 2019

Thirty years ago this week, I watched the news from Beijing and started shredding my bedding.

U.S. INDOPACOM hosts Stanford FSI faculty and fellows visit

March 2019

  A group of 20 faculty and fellows participate in an orientation visit to Indo-Pacific Command headquarters, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 21–22, 2019, organized and sponsored by the U.S.-Asia...

Pakistani, Indian leaders ‘have different incentives' - Asfandyar Mir

March 2019

Political scientist Asfandyar Mir has studied security affairs in South Asia for years.

Events

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?

Regional Powers and Nuclear Force Development: Explaining India’s Nuclear Submarine Program

December 19, 2017

Abstract: This research investigates why and how regional nuclear powers come to develop specific kind of nuclear delivery systems, especially a submarine-based ballistic missile (SSBN) force.

Why can’t we all just get along? The causes and uses of civil-military discord

December 12, 2017

- This event is offered as a joint sponsorship with the Hoover Institution - Registration is at capacity.

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

Multimedia

Remarks at MIT: Renewal or Retrenchment - U.S. Grand Strategy in a Volatile World

June 2015

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, presented remarks at the MIT Senior Congressional and Executive Office Branch Seminar, "Renewal or Retrenchment: U.S.

People

Joseph Felter Senior Research Scholar
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Katherine Irajpanah CISAC Honors Student
Paul J. Jackson Affiliate
Sannia Abdullah Sannia Abdullah Affiliate
David Montague Affiliate
Jamil Jaffer Jamil N. Jaffer Affiliate
Xue Litai Affiliate
Warren F. Miller Affiliate