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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 Other Publications

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President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

America needs to play both the short and long game in cybersecurity

December 2016

In his last news conference of the year (and maybe last ever as president) last week, President Obama squarely assigned blame to the Russian government for stealing data from the Democratic...

A Silk Road for the Twenty-First Century?

November 2016

In an analysis piece for CSIS, Shorenstein APARC Distinguished Fellow Thomas Fingar examines the geopolitical, economic and developmental considerations of Xi Jinping's call for China and the...

U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateralism: Building Bridges and Strengthening Cooperation

July 2016

In this three-part NBR Special Report, experts from the United States, South Korea, and Japan offer critical insights into both the past and future of trilateral cooperation and provide...

Can America and Russia Cooperate in Syria?

January 2016

President Vladimir Putin's decision to intervene in Syria marked a major turning point in Russian foreign policy in 2015.

Where the 2016 Republicans Split from Ronald Reagan

December 2015

During the Republican primary debate held at the Ronald Reagan library in September, presidential candidates struggled to outdo each other in their admiration for and affinity with President Reagan...

动荡世界中的安全挑战:更少敌人、更多挑战和焦虑

August 2015

A version of this paper, "Security Challenges in a Turbulent World: Fewer Enemies, More Challenges, and Greater Anxiety," delivered at the International Areas Studies Symposium at the University of...

The United States and China: Same Bed, Different Dreams, Shared Destiny

April 2015

In the third annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations, Thomas Fingar, Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International...

“Critical Engagement”: British Policy toward the DPRK

April 2015

"'Critical Engagement': British Policy toward the DPRK" examines the United Kingdom's policy toward the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Considerations Regarding Safety, Innovation, Economic Impact, and Privacy

March 2015

Much has happened in the three years since the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA) was signed into law.

Security Challenges in a Turbulent World: Fewer Enemies, More Challenges, and Greater Anxiety

February 2015

Speech excerpt:The conference is designed to illustrate the scope and variety of the security challenges we face and I commend both the organizers and the presenters.

Stop Drinking the Weak Sauce

February 2015

For 25 years now, a weak-state fixation has transfixed U.S. foreign policy, Amy Zegart writes in this Foreign Policy piece.

Korean Unification: An American View

December 2014

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) remains a potentially destabilizing element of the Korean Peninsula, making it difficult to construct a regional architecture that could help...

Tailored Engagement: Toward an Effective and Sustainable Inter-Korean Relations Policy

September 2014

"Tailored Engagement" is a result of research and an earlier report by faculty members and researchers at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) at Stanford University.

Friendless Obama Needs Middle Eastern Allies of Convenience

September 2014

If there is one thing Americans should have learnt from their recent wars, it is that they do not have the wisdom, resources or staying power to dictate political outcomes.

Testimony on China's healthcare sector

April 2014

Karen Eggleston provided testimony before the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission at the "Hearing on China’s Healthcare Sector, Drug Safety, and the U.S.-China Trade in Medical...

Iran's Path to Nuclear Peace

January 2014

CISAC and FSI Senior Fellows Siegfried Hecker and Bill Perry write in this OpEd in The New York Times that Iran has little to show for its 50-year pursuit of a nuclear program.

What You Need to Know about the Third-Party Doctrine

December 2013

Affiliate John Villasenor explains how the American legal framework has not yet caught up to technological progress and how the U.S.

NSA's Creative Interpretations of Law Subvert Congress and the Rule of Law

December 2013

CISAC Affiliate and Forbes Contributor Jennifer Granick explains how NSA domestic surveillance activities might continue, even in the face of legal decisions to rein in the agency's activities. ...

Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Security in South Korea

December 2013

Is the nonproliferation agenda stuck in the Cold War?

October 2013

CISAC affiliate and former postdoctoral fellow, Francesca Giovannini, and SIPRI Arms Control Fellow, Amy J.

The Limits of Counterinsurgency Doctrine in Afghanistan

September 2013

Counterinsurgency strategy, as applied in Afghanistan, rested on the assumption that it was feasible for the U.S.

Time for action on Syria

August 2013

CISAC's Anja Manuel advocates for international action to prevent Syria's civil war from spreading throughout the Middle East. The Obama administration still has many options to sending U.S.

My Dinner With NSA Director Keith Alexander

August 2013

Privacy advocate Jennifer Granick, an affiliate at CISAC, wrote in Forbes about having dinner with National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander.

People

Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
David Lobell Senior Fellow Associate 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
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law