Security

Security

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 implications 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. 

Scholarly Publications

Expect the Unexpected When Learning the Scholar’s Craft

Part of an essay series on Learning the Scholar’s Craft: Reflections of Historians and International Relations Scholars

Almost Parity: Understanding the India-Pakistan Conventional Military Balance

A chapter in the edited volume 'Routledge Handbook on South Asian Foreign Policy'

Indian Ocean Strategic Futures

Re-examining assumptions of capability and intent

News

Fear about China’s new space weapon echoes older worries about war from space

October 2021

China flight-tested a new breed of space weapon when it launched a massive “Long March” rocket tipped with a nuclear-capable, hypersonic glider. But history tells us why the test isn’t a cause for...

C.I.A. Director William Burns Encourages Students to Pursue Public Service with Humility and Open Minds

October 2021

Director Burns shared how he is applying the lessons he learned as a diplomat to make the intelligence community an effective organization for the challenges facing policymakers today.

Would the United States Come to Taiwan's Defense?

October 2021

On CNN's GPS with Fareed Zakaria, APARC Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro shares insights about China's aspirations to take Taiwan by force and the United States' role, should a...

Events

Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program Information Session AY 22-23

December 1, 2021

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are interested in writing their senior thesis on a subject touching...

BOOK TALK | The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power by Jacob Helberg

October 22, 2021

On Wednesday, October 27 at 10 am Pacific Time, please join Andrew Grotto, Director of Stanford’s Program on Geopolitics, Technology and Governance, for a conversation with Jacob Helberg, senior...

New Research from the Journal of Online Trust and Safety’s Inaugural Issue

October 22, 2021

Join the Stanford Internet Observatory, Friday, October 29th at 8 AM pacific, as they host the contributing authors to the inaugural issue of the Journal of Online Trust and Safety.  The Journal of...

Projects

Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia

APARC Fall 2021 Webinar Series The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s most vulnerable region to climate change risks.
English

Ethics & Political Violence Series

The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) are jointly organizing a year-long initiative on “Ethics & Political Violence”...
English

European Security Initiative

The CISAC European Security Initiative features speakers addressing the challenges that a more assertive Russia presents to the European security order; Europe's ability to meet and defend against...
English

Multimedia

Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses China's Naval Capacity on the BBC World Service

September 2021

Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro joined BBC World Service's The Real Story host Ritula Shah and a panel of experts to discuss China's naval might and its military modernization program (the interview with Mastro starts at 24:00)  China has...

Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses the Australia-UK-US Security Pact on the BBC Newshour

September 2021

Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro joined the BBC Newshour to discuss the significance of the Australia-United Kingdom-United States trilateral security pact.

The U.S. Pivots To Focus On Southeast Asia After The Fall Of Kabul

August 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris is preparing to travel to Southeast Asia, where the reaction to the Taliban's swift takeover of Kabul is amazement, Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson tells NPR's Southeast Asia Correspondent Julie...

People

Fafchamps Photo Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
colin kahl Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita