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War of Words: Award-Winning Authors on the Literature of Combat

July 2015

Generations of political scientists, philosophers, policymakers and historians have studied myriad aspects of war, but there are some things about war that only art and artists can express.

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...

North Korea keeps its pledge to conduct nuclear test

February 2013

North Korea keeps its pledge to conduct a third underground nuclear test. We ask our experts to weigh in on the detonation condemned by the White House as destabilizing.

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...

Fellows explore science & policy of nuclear power and weapons

August 2012

A fascination with the political and scientific fallout of nuclear weapons and the complexities of nuclear energy is what drives CISAC's six nuclear fellows.

A look back at the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization

July 2012

KEDO’s profile on the North Korean landscape was unmistakable, its impact on Pyongyang profound.

Sig Hecker: "It's time to close the door" on nuclear testing

July 2012

In an interview with the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, CISAC Co-Director and nuclear expert Sig Hecker explains why 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.

Former U.S. Sen. Feingold and CISAC Co-Director Cuéllar encourage Americans to think globally

March 2012

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold and CISAC Co-Director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar encourage Americans to work with U.S.

Stanford’s Straub, Hecker explain North Korea’s plan to halt nuclear program

February 2012

In an agreement with Washington, Pyongyang will allow nuclear inspectors into North Korea and also receive much-needed nutritional assistance to the impoverished country.

A newly released film tells the story of U.S. nuclear policy

October 2011

The National Security Archive recently released a history of U.S. nuclear policy featuring CISAC's Lynn Eden, David Holloway, and Scott Sagan.

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.

What books do CISAC researchers recommend?

July 2011

Incoming Stanford freshman will be reading three books on ethics and war this summer recommended by Scott Sagan.

Congratulations to the Class of 2011 CISAC Honors students

June 2011

Congratulations to the 10 members of the Class of 2011 CISAC Honors Program in International Security Studies.

Kate Marvel and Michael May: What is the future of nuclear energy?

June 2011

In a new paper published by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Kate Marvel and Michael May explore the potentially game-changing events for the future of nuclear energy.

Honors students awarded for their theses

June 2011

Stanford seniors Jaclyn Tandler and Varun Sivaram have been awarded the The Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and The William J.

Interactive website tracing 'terrorist family trees' to be launched

June 2010

By the end of the year, scholars of security studies will be able to use a new website to learn how terrorist and militant organizations evolve over time and how they collaborate with—and compete...

Scott Sagan's Introductory Statement at the Sagan-Payne debate on US Nuclear Declaratory Policy on May 25, 2010

May 2010

Scott Sagan's Introductory Statement I have been asked to address the question: "What should be U.S.

David Holloway weighs in on U.S.-Russian nuclear treaty slated for signing this week

April 2010

In an interview with Stanford Report, the author of 'Stalin and the Bomb' reviews the steps taken to reduce nuclear weapons and discusses what a new treaty between the United States and Russia...

CISAC experts participate in Spring Quarter lectures on 'Defusing the Nuclear Threat'

April 2010

Martin Hellman, a professor emeritus of electrical engineering who lectures on the risk analysis of nuclear deterrence, has organized a series of lectures aimed at increasing societal awareness of...

Activating a North Korea policy

February 2010

It is routine in U.S. foreign policy for a pot not boiling over to be moved to the back burner.


Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Yogesh Joshi Yogesh Joshi Postdoctoral Fellow
Philip Taubman Adjunct Professor
Benoit Pelopidas Benoît Pelopidas Affiliate
Robert Rakove Affiliate