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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.

 

Recent Scholarly Publications

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ASEAN's Futures

July 2017

The future of ASEAN is necessarily unknown. Its futures, however, can be guessed with less risk of being wrong.

Support for Terrorism in Muslim Majority Countries and Implications for Immigration Policies in the West

June 2017

With elections in 2017 in key European Union states (France: presidential, April 23, second round May 7, National Assembly, June 11, second round June 18; Germany: Federal Diet, September 24;...

Challenges in the Process of China’s Urbanization

May 2017

The same institutions that enabled China’s massive urbanization and spurred its economic growth now require further reform and innovation.To address the issues facing the next phase of the nation’s...

Uneasy Partnerships: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

April 2017

Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners.

How Trump Can Play Nice With Russia, Without Selling Out America

January 2017

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump was a whirlwind of vagaries and contradictions when it came to foreign policy, making it difficult to predict how his new administration will...

The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests

November 2016

Over the last two decades global production of soybean and palm oil seeds have increased enormously.

American Crossings: Border Politics in the Western Hemisphere (edited volume)

November 2016

In American Crossings, nine scholars consider the complicated modern history of borders in the Western Hemisphere, examining borders as geopolitical boundaries, key locations for internal security,...

How the Mexican Drug War Affects Kids and Schools? Evidence on Effects and Mechanisms

October 2016

In this paper published by the International Journal of Educational Development, we investigate the impact of drug-related violence in Mexico on academic achievement.

Questions for the presidential candidates on nuclear terrorism, proliferation, weapons policy, and energy

September 2016

Stanford expert Siegfried Hecker proposes a series of nuclear weapons and energy questions that journalists and citizens should consider asking the 2016 presidential candidates.

Perspectives on Complex Global Challenges: Education, Energy, Healthcare, Security, and Resilience

July 2016

This book discusses issues in large-scale systems in the United States and around the world.

Information Governance in Japan: Towards a New Comparative Paradigm (SVNJ eBook series)

June 2016

The history of human civilization has been about managing information, from hunting and gathering through contemporary times.

How the Mexican Drug War Affects Kids and Schools? Evidence on Effects and Mechanisms

June 2016

In this paper published by the International Journal of Educational Development, we investigate the impact of drug-related violence in Mexico on academic achievement.

Asymmetry of power and attention in alliance politics: the US–Republic of Korea case

February 2016

While power asymmetry typically defines security relationships between allies, there exist other forms of asymmetry that influence alliance politics.

My Journey at the Nuclear Brink

January 2016

My Journey at the Nuclear Brink is a continuation of William J. Perry's efforts to keep the world safe from a nuclear catastrophe.

Documenting Cyber Security Incidents

December 2015

Organizations often record cybersecurity incidents to track employee workload, satisfy auditors, fulfil reporting requirements, or to analyze cyber risk.

Flash from the past: Why an apparent Israeli nuclear test in 1979 matters today

September 2015

The paper provides technical and circumstantial evidence that the detection of a "double flash" by a Vela satellite on 9/22/79 was that of an Israeli nuclear test logistically assisted by South...

New Game, New Rules: Limiting the Risks of Biological Engineering

September 2015

In an article published by the Council on Foreign Relations' Foreign Affairs magazine, David Relman and Marc Lipsitch examine recent advances in biological engineering as well as lapses in...

Climate and Conflict

August 2015

We review the emerging literature on climate and conflict.

China’s Place in U.S. Foreign Policy

June 2015

China has amassed great power over the past 35 years, leaving many to query: how should America evaluate the risks that China poses to its interests?

Explaining and Influencing Chinese Arms Transfers

March 2015

This paper addresses the factors motivating Chinese conventional arms sales and speculates on means to influence them.

Take No Casualties

March 2015

By emphasizing casualty reduction as a goal without regard to the importance of battlefield victory, the U.S. Army risks developing inappropriate military doctrine.Read more here.

Long-Term Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel

February 2015

In a commentary on the long-term storage of SNF in the March 2015 issue of Nature Materials, Professor Rod Ewing writes that, "to design reliable and safe geological repositories it is critical to...

Learning from the Sony Hack Attack

February 2015

As the fallout from the November 2014 cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment continues, with Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal stepping down this month, it’s still not clear how the story will end,...

American scientists as public citizens: 70 years of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

January 2015

For seven decades, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has served as a discussion forum for urgent issues at the intersection of science, technology, and society.

People

James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political 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
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution