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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.

Stanford students visit refugee camps in Ethiopia on design project

March 2013

Four Stanford students traveled to Ethiopia, making their way to remote refugee camps along the Sudanese border to research ways in which technology and design innovation can improve conditions for...

A Soon-To-Be Global Nuclear Leader? The European Union in Global Nuclear Politics

February 2013

Since its inception, the European Union has come under criticism that it has consistently shied away from taking full-fledged global political and security responsibilities despite its role as an...

Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

February 2013

When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education...

Cuéllar outlines complexities of border security and immigration policy

February 2013

In an interview for the Stanford Report, Co-Director Tino Cuéllar discusses the complex link between border security and immigration policy, and says that bad legislation could impede the full...

Carnegie awards CISAC $1 million grant for research and training

January 2013

Carnegie Corporation of New York, the foundation that promotes "real and permanent good," has awarded a $1 million grant to CISAC to fund research and training on international peace and security...


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