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Governance and organization issues affect government agencies' ability to transcend cultural or bureaucratic problems that can bedevil security policy. They can also impact nations' ability to cooperate with one another. Understanding and addressing these issues is a major priority for CISAC.

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July 22nd, 2014

Cuéllar tapped for California Supreme Court

FSI Stanford, CISAC, Shorenstein APARC, CDDRL, CHP/PCOR, FSE, The Europe Center News

FSI Director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown to replace retiring Justice Marvin Baxter on the state's highest court. Read more »



June 20th, 2014

Zegart: Should the US be bullish or bearish on China's rapid rise?

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC Co-Director Amy Zegart writes in The American Interest that a strong and rising China, as well as a weak and unstable one, should concern the United States. But perhaps most troubling is the uncertainty about which scenario will eventually play out. Read more »



June 12th, 2014

Felter: Development projects don't always win `hearts and minds'

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC senior research scholar Joe Felter provides evidence that the strategy of "winning hearts and minds" with development projects can backfire in some conflict zones where insurgents are suspicious of government intent. Read more »



May 7th, 2014

Why We Must Reset the Net Neutrality Dialog

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC's Barbara van Schewick, director of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, warns that changes to the Open Internet recently set out by the FCC may have dire consequences on investment and innovation. Van Schewick advocates a deliberate and collaborative process as the FCC sets out to design new net neutrality rules. Read more »



April 25th, 2014

FCC reconsiders premium access to high-speed Internet lanes

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Barbara van Schewick, a CISAC affiliated faculty member and director of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, lays out in this blog post the reasons why the public should take notice of the FCC's reversal on network neutrality. Read more »



April 16th, 2014

Gillum: NYPD decision to disband spy unit may aid counterterrorism

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news: The Monkey Cage on April 16, 2014

CISAC fellow Rachel Gillum writes in this commentary that the NYPD's decision to disband its special Muslim surveillance unit may eventually aid in counterterrorism efforts as the Muslim community regains trust and works together with the police to identify possible threats. Read more »



February 18th, 2014

Zegart: Obama's foreign policy is robust. But is it sustainable?

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC Co-Director Amy Zegart argues in this Foreign Policy commentary that, like all presidents, President Obama is relatively unconstrained in the near term to pursue the foreign policies he desires. But he is seriously constrained over the longer term by three factors that are often hard to see. Read more »




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