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FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the value of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through teaching and honing a research portfolio focused on agriculture, aquaculture, and climate change.

 

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McFaul examines reasons for decline in US-Russia relationship

April 2018

Answers to why the US-Russia relationship seems to be at a dangerous low these days can be found in a new book by Stanford scholar Michael McFaul.

While today’s global threats to companies are complex, solutions exist for dealing with ‘political risk,’ Stanford scholars say

April 2018

 Political scientists Condoleezza Rice and Amy Zegart explain how a company’s fairy tale can become a nightmare if it fails to take effective measures against “political risk,” the probability that...

FSI launches Middle East Initiative led by Colin Kahl

April 2018

As a senior policy advisor on the Middle East at the Pentagon and the White House, Colin Kahl has witnessed struggles in the region first-hand.

Research into impact of gun violence on public health highlighted as issue becomes part of national dialogue

March 2018

As millions marched against gun violence across the country on Saturday, research by Stanford Health Policy experts about the impact of gun ownership on public health was also in the spotlight.

Members of U.S. Congress Meet with Stanford Scholars to Discuss North Korea

March 2018

Under the guidance of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, thirteen members of Congress convened at Stanford University from March 2-5 to discuss policy options regarding the current North...

Remembering CISAC's co-founders: remarks by Professors David Holloway and Thomas Fingar

March 2018

Sid Drell Symposium on Fundamental Physics, SLAC, 12 January 2018David Holloway: The Friendship of Sidney Drell and Andrei SakharovJohn Lewis Legacy Conference, January 13, 2018Remebrance by Thomas...

Meet me in Pyongyang: an interview with Siegfried Hecker

March 2018

It was an extraordinary week in North Korean nuclear affairs.

Statement by William J. Perry on a Potential Meeting Between President Trump and Kim Jong Un

March 2018

I was very encouraged to hear that a summit meeting is being planned for May to deal with the dangerous North Korea nuclear program.

The Friendship of Sidney Drell and Andrei Sakharov

March 2018

I want to thank the organizers for inviting me to speak at this conference.

Thomas Fingar: Remarks at the John Lewis Legacy Conference, 13 January 2018

March 2018

We've heard many characterizations and word picture descriptions of John.  My own image is that of John as the Energizer Bunny wearing a Nike tee shirt that says, “Just Do It.”  The bunny is also...

David Holloway: Remarks at the John Lewis Legacy Conference, 13 January 2018

March 2018

John was a founder – CISAC, APARC, and Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford, to name but a few of his creations. And we honor founders.

The real test for Moon's leadership: After the Olympics

February 2018

"Although peace was the prevailing theme of the opening night at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the air in the VIP box was charged with awkwardness and intimidation," said researchers at the...

A Case Study: the Mosul Trauma Response

February 2018

Stanford Health Policy's Paul Wise traveled to Iraq last year with a small delegation of physician-academics to evaluate the World Health Organization's system to treat civilians injured in the...

Trump Has Undercut U.S. Refugee Resettlement. Here’s One Way to Restore It.

February 2018

Jeremy Weinstein writes about the Trump administration's response to the ongoing refugee crisis in Foreign Policy Magazine.

Shorenstein APARC Scholars Discuss Contemporary South Korea for a "World Affairs" Panel

February 2018

“I don't think [young South Koreans] necessarily want reunification,” APARC director Gi-Wook Shin tells an audience during the World Affairs panel, “Responding to North Korea: South Korea’s Olympic...

How Populism is Poisoning the Global Liberal Order

February 2018

"There is growing consensus that populism constitutes a grave threat to liberal democracy, and to the liberal international order on which peace and prosperity have rested for the past two...

New Publication Addresses Challenges ASEAN Faces at 50

January 2018

In October 2017, twenty-two scholars from eight countries attended a workshop titled “ASEAN @ 50, Southeast Asia @ Risk: What should be done?” The workshop was designed to facilitate a frank and...

U.S. wants peace, stability in Syria, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says in policy speech at Stanford

January 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the Hoover Institution on Wednesday to give a speech on U.S. policies in Syria. He said a continuing presence of U.S.

Our Year of Living Dangerously

January 2018

"As 2018 unfolds, the domestic and international dimensions of Trump’s crisis-ridden presidency are beginning to intersect in wildly unpredictable and potentially disastrous ways.

North Korea and South Korea Break Silence

January 2018

Former U.S. ambassador to South Korea Kathleen Stephens spoke on the "PBS News Hour" about the first high-level talks between North Korea and South Korea in more than two years.

Navigating the challenges of alliance management in Korea

January 2018

In advance of talks between North Korea and South Korea, APARC’s Daniel Sneider says the most immediate threat on the peninsula actually comes from the latter.In a piece for The Hill, Sneider...

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Joseph Felter Senior Research Scholar
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
David Lobell Senior Fellow Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences