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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...

Interactive cartoon introduces cybersecurity fellows, their work

January 2013

CISAC is expanding its research into cybersecurity and for the first time has three fellows devoted to Internet freedom, privacy and government controls: Jonathan Mayer, Andrew Woods and Tim Junio.

UN leader urges Stanford students to reach beyond borders for peace

January 2013

Despite a troubling tally of crises around the world, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hopeful about the future, and says he gains inspiration from the younger generation.

Empirical Studies of Conflict Project launches data archive

January 2013

CISAC Senior Research Scholar Joe Felter and colleagues at Princeton and UC San Diego launch an exhaustive research and data archive for the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project.

Custer makes last stand in Stanford T-shirts and Ray-Bans

December 2012

Stanford University's Sophomore College students take a staff ride at the Little Bighorn battleground outside Billings, Mo., as part of their Face of Battle class co-taught by CISAC's Scott Sagan...

CISAC honors students take on diverse global challenges

November 2012

This year's 12 CISAC Honors Students -- Stanford seniors intent on careers in public policy or foreign affairs -- represent the best of what the university has to offer: diversity, a passion for...

Climate change threatens military readiness and global security

November 2012

The National Research Council released an 18-month study which finds that climate change, whether natural or man-made, poses a major threat to global security.

Co-director Cuéllar named to endowed professorship at Stanford Law

October 2012

CISAC co-director Siegfried Hecker congratulates his co-director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar on being named the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law.

What have we learned from the Cuban Missile Crisis 50 years later?

October 2012

Watch the annual Drell Lecture with distinguished panelists who discuss and debate the Cuban Missile Crisis from the perspectives of Moscow and Washington, and consider what history has taught us...

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Eikenberry, Walder join American Academy of Arts and Sciences

October 2012

Karl Eikenberry and Andrew Walder were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Oct.

Stanford-UN collaboration rethinks refugee communities

October 2012

The UNHCR has called on CISAC's security experts to collaborate on a project to better protect and support the more than 42 million refugees, internally displaced and stateless people worldwide....

Chenoweth wins APSA Woodrow Wilson Award

August 2012

Visiting scholar Erica Chenoweth and co-author Maria Stephan won the American Political Science Association's 2012 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for their book, "Why Civil Resistance Works: The...

Joe Felter testifies before House Armed Services Subcommittee

July 2012

CISAC Senior Research Scholar, Col. Joseph Felter (Ret.) tells a U.S.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry named Perry Fellow

July 2012

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry has been awarded a William J.