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John Lewis on keeping 'the genie in the bottle'

November 2010

With a Republican majority in the U.S.

Honors students explore challenges of policy implementation, assessment in Washington, D.C.

September 2010

In mid-September, honors students from the Interschool Honors Programs convened by FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and...

Honors students explore challenges of policy implementation, assessment in Washington, D.C.

September 2010

In September, honors students from FSI's two undergraduate honors programs - the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Center for International Security and...

2010 Firestone Medal and Perry Prize recipients selected

May 2010

Stanford seniors Sam Stone and Ashley Lohmann have been awarded the Firestone Medal and Perry Prize, respectively, for their theses on energy import dependence and the Jihadist terrorist threat to...

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.

CISAC to host nuclear security fellowships

December 2009

Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) has been invited to participate in a new nuclear security fellowship program funded by The Stanton Foundation.

Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe to be nominated US ambassador to UN Human Rights Council

November 2009

CISAC Affiliate Donahoe is to be nominated to a key post in Obama administration, the White House announced Nov. 9.

NATO expert Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall named to national security posts

March 2009

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a senior research scholar at the Freeman Spogli Institute's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), has been named special assistant to the president...

Russia expert appointed to national security posts

February 2009

Stanford political science Professor Michael McFaul has been tapped by President Barack Obama to serve as special assistant to the president for National Security Affairs and senior director for...

Ends, Ways, and Means in Iraq: 10 Issues for the Obama Administration

November 2008

CISAC Honors Program alumnus Brian Burton and CISAC Predoctoral Fellow John Paul Schnapper-Casteras detail the top 10 issues President-elect Barack Obama must address.

Transitions 2009 conference to focus on action plan for President-elect Obama

November 2008

CISAC's Stephen Stedman, Bruce Jones from NYU and Carlos Pascual from the Brookings Institution will unveil a "plan for action" for President-elect Obama to tackle emerging transnational threats at...

Barack Obama's missile defense challenge

November 2008

President-elect Barack Obama's first major foreign policy test will be how to handle the issue of missile defense in Europe, CISAC's Pavel Podvig argues.

Russia rising: The Georgian crisis & U.S. foreign policy

September 2008

David Holloway reports that the ongoing crisis in Georgia has catapulted relations with Russia to a top place on the foreign-policy agenda.

Book Review: The Gunslinger

July 2008

FSI senior fellow Stephen Stedman reviews John Bolton's book, Surrender Is not an Option, in the July/August issue of the Boston Review.

Preparation is key to avoiding 'worst-case outcome,' Chertoff says

April 2008

CISAC members Lynn Eden, Martha Crenshaw, and Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar participated in"Germ Warfare, Contagious Disease and the Constitution," a daylong event co-hosted by Stanford Law School....

Leading constitutional theorist discusses wars for 21st century

March 2008

Philip Bobbitt, a Columbia University law professor and one of the nation's leading constitutional theorists, spoke about his forthcoming book, Terror and Consent: The Wars for the 21st Century, at...

CISAC awards 14 honors certificates in international security studies

June 2007

CISAC awarded honors certificates in international security studies to 14 undergraduates.

CISAC scholar leads newly endowed, expanded International Policy Studies program

February 2007

Starting next fall, Stanford's 25-year-old International Policy Studies (IPS) master's program will double in length and expand its interdisciplinary scope to train a new generation of graduates...

How to Keep the Bomb From Iran

January 2007

Preventing the unthinkable The ongoing crisis with Tehran is not the first time Washington has faced a hostile government attempting to develop nuclear weapons. Nor is it likely to be the last.

Real superpowers negotiate: Op-ed by CISAC honors graduate

December 2006

The Bush administration should set aside its "anything-but-Clinton" policy toward North Korea and move to end a dangerous stalemate with that country, write Professor Robert C.

"Misunderestimating" terrorism

December 2004

As the war on terrorism continues, statistics on terrorist attacks are becoming as important as the unemployment rate or the GDP. Yet the terrorism reports produced by the U.S.

Needed for Iran: U.S. muscle, European diplomacy

November 2004

In this International Herald Tribune op-ed, Alan Isenberg suggests that Europe and the United States combine their respective carrot and stick approaches to set firm benchmarks for Iran to comply...

Want to stop the nukes? Make nice

November 2004

"We've been down this road before: A crisis threatens global security, and the international community is not coming together to deal with it," writes Alan Isenberg in this Los Angeles Times op-ed....