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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...

What if Russia Uses Nuclear Weapon in Ukraine?

June 2022

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

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.

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.

NATO-Russia: It’s time to suspend the Founding Act

June 2022

During a period of greater hope for Russia tempered by uncertainties, President Bill Clinton sought both to enlarge NATO and build a strategic partnership between the Alliance and Moscow.

The U.S. isn’t getting ahead of the cyber threat, experts say

June 2022

Network experts, including Herb Lin, say the U.S. is just as vulnerable – or even more vulnerable – to cyber attacks.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has eroded the nuclear taboo

June 2022

In 1999 Nina Tannenwald, a political scientist at Brown University, wrote a paper analyzing something she had observed among generals, politicians and strategists: the “nuclear taboo”.

Some disagree that it is 100 seconds to midnight. These undergrads held a debate

June 2022

Every year, a few hundred idealistic, nerdy college students compete in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.

Why Putin’s betrayal of Ukraine could trigger nuclear proliferation

June 2022

On June 1, 1996, two trains arrived in Russia transporting the last nuclear warheads that had been deployed in Ukraine when the Soviet Union collapsed.

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tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
1 RSD13 085 0052a 001 David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
man smiling Cameron Tracy Research Scholar
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller Steven C. Házy Lecturer