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Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos joins Stanford University as fellow

August 2018

 Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution announced today the appointment of Alex Stamos as a William J.

Donald Trump’s Claims About Radical Jihadists Are Very Wrong

June 2016

CISAC senior fellow Martha Crenshaw fact checks Donald Drumpf on terrorism.

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.

Hecker: India's first-class nuclear program can still learn from Fukushima

July 2013

CISAC's Sig Hecker talks to one of India's top newspapers about why he admires that country's nuclear energy program.

Stanford's McFaul is next ambassador to Russia

December 2011

Michael McFaul, a senior fellow at FSI and President Obama's top Russia advisor, will be Washington's chief diplomat in Moscow.

Lessons learned after 10 years of war in Afghanistan

September 2011

Karl Eikenberry has a unique perspective on the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

Karl Eikenberry joins Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

September 2011

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University is pleased to welcome Karl Eikenberry as the 2011 Payne Distinguished Lecturer.

CISAC welcomes its 2011-2012 fellows

September 2011

The Center for International Security and Cooperation is pleased to welcome the 14 fellows who will be joining us in residence during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Examining the violence in Mexico

August 2011

More than 40,000 people have died in drug-related homicides in Mexico since 2006, and the violence is causing concern throughout the hemisphere.

Ethics and War: Why So Many Civilians Are Dying

January 2011

There are more laws and international treaties designed to protect human rights in conflict zones than ever before.

New START Treaty wins Senate approval

December 2010

President Obama and members of his national security team — including Stanford's Michael McFaul, senior advisor on Russia and former Deputy Director of FSI and Director of FSI's Center on Democracy...

Honors students explore challenges of policy implementation, assessment in Washington, D.C.

September 2010

In mid-September, honors students from the Interschool Honors Programs convened by FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and...

Honors students explore challenges of policy implementation, assessment in Washington, D.C.

September 2010

In September, honors students from FSI's two undergraduate honors programs - the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Center for International Security and...

CISAC goes to Washington

October 2009

CISAC may be geographically distant from Washington, DC, but its influence inside the Beltway has been underscored by five scholars now serving in the Obama administration.

Stanford Africa expert to work for National Security Council

September 2009

Jeremy M. Weinstein, an associate professor of political science, has been appointed Director for Democracy at the National Security Council (NSC).

Russia expert appointed to national security posts

February 2009

Stanford political science Professor Michael McFaul has been tapped by President Barack Obama to serve as special assistant to the president for National Security Affairs and senior director for...

Sarah Chayes discusses life in Taliban-resurgent Afghanistan

November 2008

Award-winning journalist Sarah Chayes spoke at CISAC Nov. 5 about the realities of the so-called "war on terror" from inside Afghanistan.

CISAC physicist returns to Mongolia to bolster nonproliferation

September 2008

CISAC science fellow Undraa Agvaanluvsan faces no small task this summer: She has returned to her native Mongolia to help draft first-time legal and security protocols to ensure that the country's...

Russia rising: The Georgian crisis & U.S. foreign policy

September 2008

David Holloway reports that the ongoing crisis in Georgia has catapulted relations with Russia to a top place on the foreign-policy agenda.

CISAC hosts homeland security forum

August 2008

Private sector leaders, senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, and academic experts convened at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) for a forum on...

Book Review: The Gunslinger

July 2008

FSI senior fellow Stephen Stedman reviews John Bolton's book, Surrender Is not an Option, in the July/August issue of the Boston Review.

National Academies Press releases book on democracy assistance, Weinstein co-author

May 2008

The National Research Council at the National Academies has released a new, book-length report from its Committee on the Evaluation of USAID Democracy Assistance Programs.

If a nuclear bomb exploded in your city--CISAC experts advise how government should plan

June 2007

The possibility of terrorists obtaining and using a nuclear bomb cannot be ignored, write CISAC's William Perry and Michael May and Ashton Carter, at Harvard, who co-directs the Preventive Defense...


Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Shiri Krebs Shiri Krebs Affiliate