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Scholarly Publications

When Science Brought Americans and Russians Together

April 2017

Siegfried Hecker describes the scientific collaboration that took place between Russian and American nuclear weapons laboratories following the end of the Cold War.

Poor Man’s Atomic Bomb? Exploring the Relationship between “Weapons of Mass Destruction”

November 2013

Abstract The causes and consequences of nuclear proliferation have received a great deal ofacademic attention. However, nuclear weapons are rarely discussed in isolation in policycircles.

A Winning Gambit

September 2012

CISAC Co-Director Siegfried Hecker explains why nuclear arms states stand to gain more than they lose by ratifying the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Other Publications

Conference Report: Violence and Policing in Latin American and U.S. Cities [April 2014]

January 2015

The global cities of Latin America - Rio de Janeiro, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Mexico City and Medellin - have become engines of economic growth.

Climate Change and Conflict: Identifying the mechanisms

December 2011

Climate change will lead to massive conflicts, according to claims of such prominent sources as Sir Nicholas Stern and the US National Security Agency - claims repeated by the media.

Conjuring Spirits from the Vasty Deep: A User's Guide to Proposals for Strengthening UN Civilian Capacity in Peace Operations

May 2010

This report examines the civilian capabilities that must be deployed early in a United Nations peace operation.

News

FSI scholars visit US Pacific Command Headquarters

February 2016

Seventeen faculty members and researchers from Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies were hosted at U.S.

Anti-Poverty Program Reduces Violence in Civil Conflicts

February 2016

An anti-poverty aid program in the Philippines is not only helping the poor, but also decreasing political violence and insurgency.

Straub explains context of North-South Korea artillery fire

August 2015

North Korea today threatened military action against South Korea if it did not end its propaganda broadcasts along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) within 48 hours.

Events

Valuing Peace: The Effects of Financial Market Exposure on Votes and Political Attitudes

November 3, 2016

- This talk is co-sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) -Abstract: Financial markets expose individuals to the broader economy.

Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising: From Civil Protests to the Implications of the Russian Intervention

January 22, 2016

AbstractAfter nearly five years since the start of the uprising, Syria finds itself divided and embattled, with no end in sight.

Conflict and Crisis: Implications of Ongoing Human Rights Violations in Syria

November 10, 2015

**To RSVP, please email Jessie Brunner at jbrunner@stanford.edu.**AbstractAs the protracted and chaotic conflict in Syria continues into its fifth year, Syrians of all backgrounds are being...

Projects

European Security Initiative Lecture Series

Educating and involving the Stanford community is a critical part of the European Security Initiative.  Stanford faculty, students, staff, visitors and neighbors are warmly welcome to attend this...
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Community Perceptions of Public Security and Policing in Rio Favelas

BACKGROUNDIn attempts to complement the ongoing work on police use of violence and the pacification policy conducted by the Program on Poverty and Governance for the past three years (for this...
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An Impact Evaluation of the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs)

BACKGROUNDSince 2008, Rio de Janeiro has implemented a new public security policy called the “Pacification”, a police strategy with full support from the Federal government that aims to improve the...
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People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Joseph Felter Senior Research Scholar
Alexandra Pichler Fong Visiting Scholar
Nicole Feldman Communications and Administrative Associate, CHP/PCOR