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Mariano-Florentino Cuellar to be appointed to the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States

July 2010

President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Cuellar, an expert on federal regulatory policy, public safety, and international security, to the independent agency of the United States...

How to build on the START Treaty

April 2010

This has been a remarkable time for the Obama administration, William Perry and George Shultz write in an op-ed in the New York Times.

2009-10 CISAC fellows and visiting scholars

October 2009

CISAC is pleased to announce fellows and visitors at the Center during the 2009-10 academic year.

Stanford Africa expert to work for National Security Council

September 2009

Jeremy M. Weinstein, an associate professor of political science, has been appointed Director for Democracy at the National Security Council (NSC).

CISAC Faculty Member Mariano-Florentino Cuellar asked to serve on White House Domestic Policy Council

March 2009

Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, a law professor and CISAC faculty member, has been asked to serve as a special assistant to President Obama for domestic policy, in charge of directing criminal justice...

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...

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.

Sarah Chayes discusses life in Taliban-resurgent Afghanistan

November 2008

Award-winning journalist Sarah Chayes spoke at CISAC Nov. 5 about the realities of the so-called "war on terror" from inside Afghanistan.

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.

Pavel Podvig: U.S.-Russian relations following Georgia conflict

August 2008

If there's a consensus about the confrontation between Russia and Georgia, writes CISAC's Pavel Podvig, it's that the conflict has seriously strained the relationship between Moscow and its Western...

Sagan wins Gerner teaching award

April 2008

The International Studies Association has awarded CISAC Co-Director Scott Sagan the 2008 Deborah "Misty" Gerner Innovative Teaching in International Studies Award for his simulation exercise that...

Toward a Nuclear-Free World

January 2008

A Wall Street Journal op-ed by former Secretaries of State George Shultz and Henry Kissinger, former Defense Secretary William Perry, former Senator Sam Nunn and other leading security experts...

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...

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.

In search of a North Korea policy

November 2006

"North Korea's declared nuclear bomb test program will increase the incentives for other nations to go nuclear, will endanger security in the region and could ultimately result in nuclear terrorism...

How one school district found religion

June 2006

Americans have never been in greater need of understanding religious differences and cultivating respect for religious freedom.

Thinking inside the box needed to secure borders, write CISAC professor and colleague

December 2005

The president's border security and immigration reform proposals won't protect Americans from the gravest cross-border threat: the possibility that a ship, truck or train will one day import a 40...

University Scholars Play Prominent Role in Charting Reforms for United Nations

January 2005

A new united nations report recommending the most sweeping reform in the institution's history offers a global vision of collective security for the 21st century that is as committed to development...

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...

United States and Russia in isolation

May 2004

Any strategic vision in the war on terrorism requires broad international cooperation.

Stedman named to U.N. High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change

November 2003

On November 4, 2003, %people1%, CISAC Senior fellow, was appointed research director for the United Nations' new High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change.

It's either nukes or negotiation

July 2003

In a Washington Post editorial, William J.