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Donald Trump’s Claims About Radical Jihadists Are Very Wrong

June 2016

CISAC senior fellow Martha Crenshaw fact checks Donald Drumpf on terrorism.

New Stanford Class Targets National Security Problems with Silicon Valley-Style Innovation

May 2016

Student teams use “lean launchpad” startup methodology to innovate at speed and find technological solutions for critical challenges facing America’s defense and intelligence agencies.

Brussels Suicide Attacks “Shocking but Not Surprising,” Say Stanford Experts

March 2016

Inner-city neighborhood with links to suspects was known as a base for terrorists to launch attacks across Europe and beyond.

The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century

December 2015

This book is a counter to the conventional wisdom that the United States can and should do more to reduce both the role of nuclear weapons in its security strategies and the number of nuclear...

U.S. Senate Report on CIA Torture Flawed on Several Fronts, CISAC Co-Director Says

December 2015

CISAC co-director Amy Zegart says the U.S.

U.S. National Security Faces Challenges from Insider Threats and Organizational Rigidity

September 2015

Insider threats and surprise attacks on American national security are increasing and rooted in organizational inflexibility.

CISAC Cybersecurity Expert Gives Senate Testimony on Encryption Risks

July 2015

It’s a technique that’s been used to calculate the odds of everything from the likelihood of a nuclear meltdown to the chances of getting sick from eating bad seafood, but CISAC senior research...

Crenshaw presents new book project on terrorism

May 2015

What is it about terrorism that makes it so difficult to study and counteract through U.S. government policy?

USSTRATCOM commander hosts CISAC for policy talks

April 2015

U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the U.S.

CISAC Scholars Consider Threats by Islamic State

March 2015

In this talk sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, three CISAC scholars discuss the Islamic State, Iran and the Taliban and the threats they impose to American security.

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

STRATCOM Commander: Deterrence remains foundation of national security

December 2014

American deterrence, though traditionally centered on the nuclear triad, is becoming ever more integrated and dependent on other technologies in space and the cyber world, Admiral Cecil D.

FSI's Ashton Carter nominated as secretary of defense

December 2014

President Barack Obama nominates former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, a visiting scholar at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, as his next...

Hegghammer explores the motivations behind ISIS demand for Islamic state

July 2014

CISAC Consulting Professor Thomas Hegghammer writes in this Lawfare foreign policy essay that the move by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to declare itself an Islamic State with a...

Zegart: Feinstein-CIA fracas is a blow for the intelligence agency

March 2014

CISAC Co-Director Amy Zegart calls accusations by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein that the CIA may have violated the U.S.

NSA phone records yield private medical, financial and legal data

March 2014

Two computer science graduate students, including CISAC cybersecurity fellow Jonathan Mayer, have found that the NSA's mass collection of phone records can yield much more information about people...

Former FBI director targets cybercrimes

November 2013

Robert Mueller said terrorism is still the FBI's top priority. But the agency needs to find new ways of fighting cybercrimes, which he calls "the threat of the future."

Perry, Weinstein honored for academic and policy achievements

April 2013

Two of CISAC's scholars, William J. Perry and Jeremy Weinstein, received honors in recognition of their groundbreaking work in international affairs.

Law School celebrates Cuéllar's book on national security organizations

April 2013

Stanford Law School celebrates the publication of CISAC Co-Director's new book, "Governing Security," and Cuéllar talks about why he wrote the book that explores the history of two major federal...

New William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies honors a lifetime of work

April 2013

In an homage to William J. Perry's lifetime commitment to national security, the National Defense University has renamed one of its major research centers the William J.

Why U.S. national security needs the humanities and social sciences

September 2012

CISAC’s top security experts joined policy leaders on a national commission to analyze the importance of humanities and social science education for national security.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry named Perry Fellow

July 2012

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry has been awarded a William J.

Ethics & War series concludes looking at future security threats

May 2012

Stanford's two-year debate on Ethics & War concluded May 16 with the final event in the series, "WAR: Ethical Challenges on the Horizon." The final event was hosted by the Rev.

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Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
Kendra Ritterhern Kendra Ritterhern CISAC Honors Student
Sam Lisbonne Samuel H. Lisbonne CISAC Honors Student
Raj De Raj De Affiliate
Bradley Boyd Bradley L. Boyd Senior Military Fellow
Jane Holl Lute Consulting Scholar
Matthew Spence Matthew Spence William J. Perry Fellow
Matthew Nanes CDDRL Postdoctoral Fellow
Betsy Cooper Betsy Cooper Affiliate
Mark Weatherford Mark Weatherford Affiliate