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FSI Center Fellow Wins Best Book in Security Studies Award

September 2020

The American Political Science Association recognizes Oriana Skylar Mastro for her work on military strategy and mediation.

FSI’s Incoming Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses Chinese Ambitions, Deteriorating U.S.-China Relations

July 2020

Mastro, whose appointment as a Center Fellow at Shorenstein APARC begins on August 1, considers the worsening relations between the world’s two largest economies, analyzes Chinese maritime ambitions...

Leaving Afghanistan: Pulling out without Pulling the Rug out

February 2020

/*-->*/ The United States must at some point depart from Afghanistan and bring this costly “forever war” to a conclusion. With over 2,400 U.S.

Do Americans approve of Trump’s pardons for court-martialed military officers?

December 2019

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What we learned from the Afghanistan Papers

December 2019

/*-->*/ On Monday, The Washington Post published an extensive analysis based on documents containing interviews with more than 400 people involved in the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

NATO’s Ukraine Challenge

June 2019

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited Brussels on June 4 and 5, where he met with the leadership of the European Union and NATO.

Five years after Crimea’s illegal annexation, the issue is no closer to resolution

March 2019

March 18 marks the fifth anniversary of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, which capped the most blatant land grab in Europe since World War II.

Pakistani, Indian leaders ‘have different incentives' - Asfandyar Mir

March 2019

Political scientist Asfandyar Mir has studied security affairs in South Asia for years.

President Trump says he’ll pull US troops out of Syria. Now what?

December 2018

Q&A with Martha Crenshaw, a senior fellow at FSI’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.

The battle for Azov: Round 1 goes to Russia

December 2018

On November 25, Russian border patrol ships attacked and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels attempting to transit from the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov via the Kerch Strait.

The U.S. drone war in Pakistan revisited

November 2018

Many analysts, practitioners, and scholars are skeptical of the efficacy of drone strikes for counterterrorism, suggesting that they provide short-term gains at best and are counterproductive at...

Armed drones changing conflict faster than anticipated, Stanford scholar finds

March 2018

Could the mere threat of using an armed drone ever coerce an enemy to change their behavior – without attacking them?Yes, says Stanford political scientist Amy Zegart, who argues in a new research...

New Trinkunas book examines the role of armed nonstate actors in local governance

November 2017

The sovereign state is frequently held up as the legitimate source of domestic order and an important provider of public goods in any society, regardless of regime type.

Six questions for U.S. presidential candidates on nuclear policy

September 2016

With nuclear policy an increasingly serious issue in the world today, a Stanford scholar suggests in a newly published paper that the U.S.

What to make of North Korea’s latest nuclear test?

September 2016

On September 9, 2016, seismic stations around the world picked up the unmistakable signals of another North Korean underground nuclear test in the vicinity of Punggye-ri.

A Real War Story, in Drawings

June 2016

Scott Sagan decodes the haunting drawings of a Lakota chief who defeated George Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Stanford military fellow John Chu promoted to colonel in US Army

December 2015

Senior Military Fellow John Chu was promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army at Stanford last Friday, a position selectively afforded for distinguished service and leadership.

Is Syria considering using chemical weapons? Experts suggest Iraq case could be a policy guide

June 2015

As the risks escalate, the argument presented in Foreign Policy 18 months ago by Stanford scholars Scott Sagan and Ben Buch is particularly timely.

Award-winning authors to discuss writing about war at Stanford Live event

June 2015

Poet Natasha Trethewey and fiction writer Phil Klay will read selections from their works and join Stanford political scientist Scott Sagan in conversation on June 30 at Bing Concert Hall.

CISAC Celebrates Honors Students' Prize-Winning Research

June 2015

As is the tradition, CISAC's Honors Program in International Studies recently awarded three prizes to some of its students.

US-Asia Security Initiative to address geopolitical challenges

June 2015

Stanford University’s Walter H.

Sagan honored with prestigious NAS award

January 2015

Stanford political science professor Scott Sagan, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, has been...

Understanding conflict is the road to peace

January 2015

The Empirical Studies of Conflict project focuses on the causes and characteristics of politically motivated violence.

Hecker: Don't forget North Korea nukes amid movie flap

January 2015

Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker writes that amid the flap over the Hollywood satire "The Interview," people often forget that North Korea may possess a nuclear arsenal of 12 nuclear weapons.

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oriana mastro 1 Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
thumbnail ddo photo Joseph Felter Lecturer
lapidus Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
rsd19 072 0386a Asfandyar Mir Postdoctoral Fellow
Xue Litai Xue Litai Affiliate
Eric Min Eric Min Affiliate
Daly Sarah Zukerman Sarah Z. Daly Affiliate
Matthew Fuhrmann Matthew Fuhrmann Affiliate
Max Smeets Max Smeets Affiliate