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U.S.-Russia Young Professionals Nuclear Forum Participants Receive Rieser Award Honorable Mention

January 2020

For the first time in the history of the Leonard M. Rieser Award, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists gave an honorable mention.

Sixth Young Professional Nuclear Forum Held in Moscow in November

January 2020

The sixth Young Professional Nuclear Forum (YPNF6), sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute (MEPhI...

Do Americans approve of Trump’s pardons for court-martialed military officers?

December 2019

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Ratcheting up the Pressure: Assessing the Risks of Trump's Iran Policy

December 2019

/*-->*/ In May 2018, President Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, and re-imposed crippling economic sanctions against Tehran.

Life after Yucca Mountain: The time has come to reset US nuclear waste policy

December 2019

/*-->*/ After decades of inaction and stalemate, there are small but significant signs that the U.S.

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...

2016 Honors Students prepare for upcoming challenge

June 2015

As the fifteenth class of CISAC Honors students prepares to receive their hard-earned honors conferrals, members of the sixteenth class are excited to embark on their honors journey.

Udall: Privacy is fundamental American right

April 2015

Former U.S. Mark Udall addresses a "Security Conundrum" talk about NSA surveillance programs and warns they violate the fundamental right to privacy in America.

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

Why We Must Reset the Net Neutrality Dialog

May 2014

CISAC's Barbara van Schewick, director of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, warns that changes to the Open Internet recently set out by the FCC may have dire consequences on...

Philippines military recognizes Felter for counterterrorism work

February 2014

CISAC's Joe Felter is awarded a badge of honor by the Philippines Army in recognition of his support in forming the country’s first counterterrorism unit.

Suspicion and mutual distrust may threaten U.S.-China relationship

December 2013

Thomas Fingar and former CISAC Visiting Scholar Fan Jishe write that the U.S.-China relationship is stronger and more interdependent than ever, but mutual suspicion and distrust persists.

Scholars discuss research, possible collaboration on rule of law

October 2013

The half-day workshop brought together 20 scholars associated with FSI and Stanford Law School who discussed their individual research and explored possibilities for collaboration.

Zegart joins scholars at NSA for rare briefing on spy agency's woes

September 2013

CISAC Co-Director Amy Zegart joins other intelligence scholars for a rare briefing with high-ranking NSA officials to discuss the spy agency's policies and plummeting public trust.

Stanford conference promotes new thinking on migration and integration

September 2013

Academics from American, European and Asian universities came together at Stanford University on September 19th and 20th to present their research on the large-scale movements of people, and engage...

North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility appears ready for restart

September 2013

CISAC's Nick Hansen and Jeffrey Lewis reveal new satellite imagery that indicates North Korea is likely restarting is nuclear reactor at Yongbyon, despite Pyongyang's commitment in 2007 to shut...

Former fellow wins award for best dissertation in international relations, law, and politics

August 2013

Former CISAC Fellow Aila Matanock was awarded the Helen Dwight Reid Award for her dissertation, titled "International Insurance: Why Militant Groups and Governments Compete with Ballots Instead of...

Stanford scholars: Lessons learned from the Afghanistan War

May 2013

With the Taliban now open to peace talks, a political end to the war in Afghanistan appears in sight.

Law School celebrates Cuéllar's book on national security organizations

April 2013

Stanford Law School celebrates the publication of CISAC Co-Director's new book, "Governing Security," and Cuéllar talks about why he wrote the book that explores the history of two major federal...

Stanford scholar recognized for contributions to the field of international affairs

April 2013

Political scientist Jeremy M. Weinstein received the Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association for his contributions to the study of international relations and peace research.

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Philip Taubman Lecturer
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Joseph Felter Lecturer
Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Alla Kassianova Alla Kassianova Research Scholar
Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow