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Breathtakingly Irresponsible

May 2017

Watch the video of Larry Diamond analyzing the latest intelligence sharing events for Democracy Now. 

National security scholars participate in MOOC on South Asia

May 2017

Shorenstein APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar, FSI Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker, and CISAC Senior Fellow Scott Sagan are part of a group of 80 national security experts included in a Massive Open Online...

Syria Provokes an American Anxiety: Is U.S. Power Really So Special?

October 2016

Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, in their New York Times column Interpreter from October 8, are exploring the idea that the United States of America are in a moral position to address the state of...

Deadly Truck Attack on French Riviera a New Twist on an Old Terror Tactic

July 2016

Horrific assault with rental vehicle likely to inspire copycat attacks, strengthen the hand of France’s far-right political parties

A Real War Story, in Drawings

June 2016

Scott Sagan decodes the haunting drawings of a Lakota chief who defeated George Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Donald Trump’s Claims About Radical Jihadists Are Very Wrong

June 2016

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

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.

William Perry Warns of Nuclear Dangers in Drell Lecture

February 2016

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J.

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.

Diamond: What is America fighting for?

December 2015

In a piece in The Atlantic, FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond argues that to defeat ISIS, America must unite and revisit the core principles of freedom from which it was created.

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.

Diamond comments on US response to terrorist threats

December 2015

A day after President Obama's address on the San Bernardino shootings, FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond speaks with Michael Krasny of NPR News on the U.S. response to global terrorist threats.

Military approach will not work in Syria, says former Stanford scholar

November 2015

 On November 17, CDDRL’s Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) hosted Lina Khatib, a senior research associate with the Arab Reform Initiative, for a special talk on the Syrian crisis.

CISAC Cybersecurity Expert Analyzes Anonymous' Hacking Attacks on ISIS

November 2015

By hacking ISIS, Anonymous could throw a wrench into the terror group's activities, and although this type of vigilante-style hacking is illegal in the United States, it's doubtful that anyone...

Perry Warns Against the Dangers of a Nuclear ISIS

November 2015

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J.

Paris Attacks Reflect ISIS Strategy Change, Stanford Experts Say

November 2015

Stanford terrorism experts say ISIS’ attacks in Paris signal that the terrorist group seeks to expand operations well beyond the borders of Iraq and Syria so it can bring about a global,...

Russia seeks to demonstrate military prowess in Syria, CDDRL scholar says

November 2015

In a recent piece with Stanford News, FSI Senior Fellow Kathryn Stoner remarks on recent Russian military interventions in the Syrian conflict, suggesting that this re-engagement with the Middle...

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...

Martha Crenshaw Is First Woman to Receive ISSS Distinguished Scholar Award

June 2015

The International Studies Association is proud to announce that Martha Crenshaw, Senior Fellow at CISAC and FSI and Professor of Political Science (by courtesy) at Stanford University has been...

CISAC Celebrates Honors Students' Prize-Winning Research

June 2015

As is the tradition, CISAC's Honors Program in International Studies recently awarded three prizes to some of its students.

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?

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.

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Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Michael May Michael M. May Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Joseph Felter Senior Research Scholar (on leave)
Kerry Persen Kerry Ann Carter Persen Predoctoral Fellow
Sarah Shirazian Sarah Shirazyan Postdoctoral Fellow
Kendra Ritterhern Kendra Ritterhern CISAC Honors Student
Rachel Roberts Rachel Roberts CISAC Honors Student
Christie Huchro Christina Huchro CISAC Honors Student
Kaileen Pritchard Kaileen Pritchard CISAC Honors Student