Security

Security

FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the value of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through teaching and honing a research portfolio focused on agriculture, aquaculture, and climate change.

Recent Events

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Russian Grassroots Activism for the Environment and Beyond

September 16, 2019

Abstract: Despite a lull after the fall of the Soviet Union, grassroots activism in Russia is on the rise.

Conversation on Iraq and American Grand Strategy

September 9, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract: We have learned a great deal about Iraq since the fateful decision to invade the country in 2003.

Beyond “Bots and Trolls” — Understanding Disinformation as Collaborative Work

September 6, 2019

Click here to RSVPAbstract: Russia’s challenge to the West includes information operations (e.g., disinformation, political propaganda, and other forms of online manipulation) aimed at...

Russian Political Warfare: Past, Present, and Future

September 5, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract:  Russian influence operations during the 2016 US elections, and the investigations that followed, revealed the broad scope of Russian political warfare against Western...

Drell Lecture: US National Security in an Era of Great Power Competition and Technological Disruption

August 5, 2019

 The world is experiencing an unprecedented period of geopolitical change and technological disruption. How should we rethink U.S.

Dying too Young: Children and Small Arms

July 22, 2019

Abstract:Images of children on the battlefield or posing for a ‘last will and testament’ poster before a suicide operation suggest the extent to which ISIS has weaponized children.

Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in A New Global Order

July 15, 2019

Abstract: If before 2014 Russia was widely dismissed by the international community as a regional power whose global influence had died with the Soviet Union, its recent muscle flexing abroad has...

Haunted By Chaos: China's Grand Strategy From Mao Zedong To Xi Jinping

May 6, 2019

Abstract: Before the CCP came to power, China lay broken. Today it is a force on the global stage, but its leaders remain haunted by the past.

America's Middle East Purgatory: The Case for Doing Less

April 4, 2019

Abstract: President Trump may talk about the Middle East differently than Obama did.

Drell Lecture: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

March 29, 2019

Watch on YouTube or visit our Facebook page from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm and join the live stream. Paul Scharre, Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New...

Nonproliferation Concerns for a New Commercial Reprocessing Technology

March 27, 2019

Abstract: To drastically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and expand energy access, nuclear energy may play a significant role in decarbonizing electrical grids.

Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

March 27, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract: Why were Western expectations about how Russia would develop after the Soviet collapse so misplaced?

Coercing Syria on Chemical Weapons: Deterrence, Compellence, and the Limits of the “Resolve Plus Bombs” Formula

March 27, 2019

Abstract: In efforts to halt the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons (CW) in that country’s civil war the United States and other outside powers applied coercive strategies, in both a...

NATO’s Response to the Changing Security Environment

March 18, 2019

Abstract: Ambassador Koster will address the following political-military issues during his lecture.

Internet Research Agency's Main Job: What Bots Do for Vladimir Putin Inside Russia?

March 12, 2019

Abstract: Successful use of bots and trolls as tools of its expansionist foreign policy demonstrated the Russian government's superior capability in computational propaganda.

Trilateral Cooperation in the Shadow of a Nuclear North Korea

March 12, 2019

Abstract: My research investigates the formal institutionalization of inter-governmental cooperation among the three major Northeast Asian powers – China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea—in the...

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?

Making Sense of Human Rights Diplomacy: Symbolism or Concrete Impact?

March 11, 2019

Abstract: Existing international relations scholarship on human rights focuses on international law and transnational advocacy to the exclusion of "human rights diplomacy" (HRD)---efforts by...

A Syria Divided

March 5, 2019

Abstract: A Syria Divided:  International rhetoric has evolved to accept Bashar al-Assad's continuance in power, at least for the time being.  And yet, there is a growing recognition among many...

Collaboration networks in Conference Diplomacy: The Case of Non-Proliferation Regime

February 20, 2019

Abstract: Multilateral conferences are the bread-and-butter of international politics.

Jason Rezaian in Conversation with Brett McGurk

February 20, 2019

*This event is co-sponsored with the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies. Jason Rezaian discusses his new book, Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison, with Brett McGurk,...

Game of Drones: The Effect of Remote Warfighting Technology on Conflict Escalation

February 13, 2019

Abstract: Many scholars and policymakers argue that drone proliferation will be destabilizing.

How We Can Beat the Extremist Threat: A conversation with former Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith

February 13, 2019

AbstractIn How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat, Farah Pandith, the former first...

European Security and Its Future – A “Cool” Perspective from Finland

February 8, 2019

Click here to RSVP Speaker Bio: Ms. Kirsti Kauppi became Ambassador of Finland to the United States in September 2015.

People

Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Philip Taubman Lecturer
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Research Scholar, Lecturer
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar