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Rose Gottemoeller testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee

September 2022

Rose Gottemoeller's main takeaways from her opening statement while testifying before the SASC

Ukraine made recent battlefield gains. How will Putin retaliate?

September 2022

Ukraine's battlefield victories are a reason for celebration. But could it could also usher in another dangerous phase — with Russia's President Vladimir Putin lashing out in other ways.

Putin's Disaster in Ukraine

September 2022

On Vladimir Putin’s order, the Russian army launched a new invasion of Ukraine in February. That has inflicted tragedy on Ukrainians but, seven months later, has also proved a catastrophe for Russia...

Reflections on Mikhail Gorbachev's Life from FSI Scholars

September 2022

Rose Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, Francis Fukuyama, and Michael McFaul discuss the complex life and legacy of the last leader of the Soviet Union.

Memories of Mikhail Gorbachev - and a unique time in Russian history

September 2022

So many wonderful things have been said of Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev in recent days that I am loath simply to repeat them. Instead, I have reached back for my own memories, those that brought home...

History of Japanese War Brides

August 2022

SPICE has developed free lesson plans on an important chapter of U.S. immigration history that is largely unknown.

3 ways the Taiwan-China standoff could impact world markets

August 2022

The standoff between China and Taiwan (and the U.S.) has heightened tensions to their highest level in decades but — so far at least — economic observers haven’t seen a worst-case scenario.

Russia, Ukraine, and the decision to negotiate

August 2022

Ending the fighting may well require talks, but the decision to negotiate should lie with Kyiv.

Can the NPT fulfill its promise to eliminate nuclear weapons?

August 2022

Latin American countries will push again for nuclear disarmament at this month’s review conference

Daniel Greene accepted into 2022 Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship Program

July 2022

Dr. Daniel Greene has been accepted as a 2022 Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity fellow from the Center for Health Security at John Hopkins University.

DHS plans to overhaul disinformation efforts to 'increase trust with the public'

July 2022

Herb Lin, a disinformation scholar at Stanford, said DHS will need to tread carefully moving forward. He worries “about any government involvement in this business” and whether “any mechanism that...

One. More. Time. It’s not about NATO

July 2022

Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin had a number of reasons for invading Ukraine in February and starting the largest military conflict in Europe since World War II.  Putin sought to portray the pre-...

How the cyberwar between Iran and Israel has intensified

July 2022

Three things to know about the not-so-covert cyber-operations between these two adversaries

Sanne Verschuren awarded the 2022 Kenneth Waltz Outstanding Dissertation Award

July 2022

Dr. Sanne Verschuren has been awarded the 2022 Kenneth Waltz Outstanding Dissertation Award from the International Security Section of the American Political Science Association for her dissertation...

Abortion disinformation is growing and dangerously divisive

July 2022

The abortion issue, both polarizing and emotional, is a perfect vessel for spreading divisive falsehoods.

Dr. Siegfried Hecker named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York on its annual list of Great Immigrants

June 2022

Carnegie Corporation of New York announced its annual list of Great Immigrants today, honoring 34 naturalized citizens whose influence and actions have strengthened our society and our democracy.

Has the Russia-Ukraine war blown up the global nuclear order?

June 2022

The Russian nuclear saber-rattling that has accompanied the invasion of Ukraine represents a level of nuclear risk unprecedented since the end of the Cold War.

FSI’s Visiting Fellowship in Israel Studies Brings Or Rabinowitz to the Center for International Security and Cooperation

June 2022

Dr. Or Rabinowitz of Hebrew University, Jerusalem, whose research explores how nuclear technology interacts with decision-making, strategy, and diplomacy, will come to Stanford in the 2022-2023...

Rare Earth Elements in Materials Science

June 2022

A vast array of critical new technologies rely on rare earth metals, a group of elements that are difficult to mine because they are so well dispersed in the earth and often contain radioactive...

Research and Perspective: Small Modular Reactors

June 2022

A recent study has found small modular reactors (SMRs) may actually produce more radioactive waste than larger conventional nuclear power reactors has drawn reaction from vendors and supporters of...

Stanford University gives Salinas students rare opportunity to learn about global issues

June 2022

To help give young people a better understanding of the world around them, Stanford University is educating high school students on national security and world issues.

What if Russia Uses Nuclear Weapon in Ukraine?

June 2022

A look at the grim scenarios—and the U.S. playbook for each

U.S.-Russia relations, one year after Geneva

June 2022

The June 16, 2021 meeting in Geneva between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a positive impulse to a bilateral U.S.-Russia relationship that was plumbing post-Cold...

Congratulations to Our CISAC Honors Graduates

June 2022

On Friday, June 10th, 2022, we celebrated the accomplishments of the students in the Honors Program in International Security Studies.

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rsd18 083 0009a Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
Lisa Blaydes Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
Photo of Oriana Skylar Mastro Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health (by courtesy)
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Taubman Phil Philip Taubman Lecturer