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Stanford researchers release risk-management roadmap to denuclearization in North Korea

May 2018

Immediate denuclearization of North Korea is unrealistic, said Stanford scholars in an in-depth report released by the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Instead,...

China’s security agenda transcends the South China Sea

June 2016

Internal documents reveal how China’s rivalry with the United States is driving its massive reclamation and construction campaign on disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

FSI scholars offer insight on historic China-Taiwan talks

December 2015

In the wake of the recent historic meeting of the leaders of China and Taiwan, the Stanford News Service asked two of the university's Asia experts about the aftermath of that meeting and its...

Security and foreign policy leaders call for global climate action

October 2015

Forty-eight national security and foreign policy leaders urged U.S.

Eikenberry: Humanities are key to foreign policy

January 2015

Karl Eikenberry, a William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at FSI, believes the humanities belong at the center of American foreign policy. The retired U.S.

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.

Hegghammer explores the motivations behind ISIS demand for Islamic state

July 2014

CISAC Consulting Professor Thomas Hegghammer writes in this Lawfare foreign policy essay that the move by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to declare itself an Islamic State with a...

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.

Ballots and Beijing: November 6 from China's perspective

October 2012

Thomas Fingar, FSI’s Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow, considers how the outcome of the election could impact U.S.-China relations, and how the United States could focus its priorities in Asia.

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...

With stories and praise, colleagues honor Blacker for leadership

June 2012

Before he steps down as FSI’s director this summer, friends and colleagues praised Coit Blacker for his contributions to the institute.

Students simulate White House war-room drama in class born of Ethics & War series

June 2012

Stanford undergraduate and law students simulate Cabinet war-room meeting on whether to launch a pre-emptive strike against Syria for The Ethics and Law of War class, which grew out of the two-year...

Honors students win accolades for undergraduate research

June 2012

CISAC's honors program is a year of rigorous research and work, which culminates in the production of a senior thesis, with guidance from Stanford's renowned faculty.

On foreign policy, experts give Obama political edge

June 2012

During a discussion at the Freeman Spogli Institute, foreign policy experts said elections can turn on international issues, debunking the dictum that 'all politics is local.'

Eikenberry makes the case for invigorating Taiwan-U.S. relations

May 2012

In an article for Foreign Policy, Karl Eikenberry argues that the drifting Taiwan-U.S. relationship puts the stability of the Asia-Pacific region at risk.

Eikenberry looks to future of American military, calls for more accountability

May 2012

The former military commander and ambassador says Congress and the media must hold the military more accountable. He also cited the economy as the No. 1 threat to U.S.

Former student and former fellow publish in International Security

April 2012

The spring quarter issue of International Security included articles by Bryan Price, who Scott Sagan mentored as his PhD committee chair, and Patrick Johnston, a former predoctoral fellow at CISAC....

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest

April 2012

Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world.

Q&A: Fingar shares insight on Chinese vice president's U.S. visit

February 2012

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping recently visited the United States to meet with top officials and tour various cities.

Stanford's Fingar examines China's development issues

January 2012

For the past two decades China has been a poster child of successful globalization.

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.


Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Thomas Fingar Fellow
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Yogesh Joshi Yogesh Joshi Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow
Steven Ward Steven Ward Junior Faculty Fellow
Minjia Zhong Minjia Zhong CISAC Honors Student
Shiri Krebs Shiri Krebs Affiliate
Tess Bridgeman Tess Bridgeman Affiliate
Elaine Korzak Elaine Korzak Affiliate