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 implications 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. 

Recent Events

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Putin vs. The Internet

February 6, 2020

This event is co-sponsored with the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log...

Bolstering the Information War’s Weakest Front: How to Build Citizen Resilience to Disinformation and Fake News

January 29, 2020

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 191 164 501. About this Event: Rampant disinformation threatens democracy, security, and even public...

How do Modern Militant Groups Form, Survive, and Thrive?

January 22, 2020

Livestream: Please check back on day of event for status update (if any). About this Event: Despite the fact that armed groups directly influence patterns of war between and within states, the...

CANCELLED: Things Look Fine, But We’re Doomed: Studying, and Stopping, Catastrophe

January 17, 2020

  NOTICESeminar CancellationThe Things Look Fine, But We’re Doomed: Studying, and Stopping, Catastrophe seminar has been CANCELLED.

Good Science and Silenced Security: On Anticipatory Governance in Biobanking

January 15, 2020

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 741 503 024. About this Event: The governance of big data and the prevention of their misuse is among...

Delaying Doomsday: The Politics of Nuclear Reversal

January 8, 2020

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 468 643 173. About this Event: Scholars and practitioners have long debated about the conditions...

The Strike on Qassem Soleimani: Implications for Iran, the Middle East and the World

January 6, 2020

Panel discussion with Stanford international affairs experts on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions. Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream. About this Event: U...

Truthiness and Tribalism as Political Weapons: Fear, Cognitive Hacking and the Strategic Use and Abuse of Extra-factual Information

December 5, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: When U.S.

States and Nature: The Effects of Climate Change on Security

November 12, 2019

This event is cosponsored with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/yMVJu1gmRFk Abstract: Joshua Busby, University of Texas-Austin, will present the...

Inside the Five-Sided Box

November 5, 2019

This event is co-sponsored with The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Seminar Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vHBvzWHcpw&feature=youtu.be Abstract: The world’s...

Molten-Salt and Salt-Cooled Nuclear Reactors: The Opportunities and Challenges Faced in Providing a Global Solution to Clean Energy

October 3, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/8JDHuY0HMCM  /*-->*/ Abstract: The motivation to develop nuclear energy waned in the latter part of the twentieth century.

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...

Authoritarian Legitimation and Insecure Collective Identity: Lessons From Putin’s Russia

September 20, 2019

/*-->*/ Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: This study brings together social identity theory and the literature on ontological security in international...

Russian Grassroots Activism for the Environment and Beyond

September 16, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. 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

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

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

Russian Political Warfare: Past, Present, and Future

September 5, 2019

Seminar recording: https://youtu.be/fYUK-ALGqAE Abstract:  Russian influence operations during the 2016 US elections, and the investigations that followed, revealed the broad scope of Russian...

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

Seminar recording: https://youtu.be/A9ptoz_r0HY /*-->*/  Abstract:Images of children on the battlefield or posing for a ‘last will and testament’ poster before a suicide operation suggest the...

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

July 15, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/76c7aedIsnc Abstract: If before 2014 Russia was widely dismissed by the international community as a regional power whose global influence had died with the...

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

May 6, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/ZVHEqY1_3w8 Abstract: Before the CCP came to power, China lay broken.

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.

Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

March 29, 2019

Militaries around the world are racing to build robotic systems with increasing autonomy. What will happen when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car?

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...

People

Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Megan Palmer Senior Research Scholar
Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
Philip Taubman Lecturer
Joseph Felter Lecturer
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science