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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.

Scholarly Publications

Potemkin Pages & Personas: Assessing GRU Online Operations, 2014-2019

November 2019

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPERUpon request by the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), researchers reviewed a data set of social media posts that Facebook provided to SSCI.

Evidence of Russia-Linked Influence Operations in Africa

October 2019

Russia’s global strategy for reasserting itself as a geopolitical superpower has led to an increased presence in Africa, where it has broadened efforts to shape the continent’s politics and pursue...

Eyes in the Sky, Boots on the Ground: Assessing Satellite- and Ground-Based Approaches to Crop Yield Measurement and Analysis

October 2019

Understanding the determinants of agricultural productivity requires accurate measurement of crop output and yield.

Other Publications

The Future of Food from the Sea

November 2019

As the global population and people’s incomes rise, the demand for ocean-derived food will continue to grow.

Publicly Reported Data Breaches: A Measure of Our Ignorance?

September 2019

Excerpt from: "Publicly Reported Data Breaches: A Measure of Our Ignorance?"  Lawfare. July 11, 2018. Online.

The Great Anti-China Tech Alliance

September 2019

In these early days of the regulatory renaissance for digital technologies, China, Europe, and the United States are competing over whose image will be most reflected in market-defining rules and...

News

Evidence of Russia-Linked Influence Operations in Africa

October 2019

Russia’s global strategy for reasserting itself as a geopolitical superpower has led to an increased presence in Africa, where it has broadened efforts to shape the continent’s politics and pursue...

Hong Kong in Turmoil: Former Chief Secretary and Scholars Discuss the Protests in Hong Kong

October 2019

On October 1st, with a massive National Day parade down Chang’an Avenue in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China celebrated the 70th anniversary of its establishment in 1949.

Video: David M. Lampton on U.S.-China Relations

October 2019

Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow David M.

Events

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 18, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

Book Talk "Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty" with Norman M. Naimark

November 13, 2019

The Cold War division of Europe was not inevitable―the acclaimed author of Stalin’s Genocides shows how postwar Europeans fought to determine their own destinies.Was the division of Europe after...

States and Nature: The Effects of Climate Change on Security

November 12, 2019

This event is cosponsored with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Abstract: Joshua Busby, University of Texas-Austin, will present the main argument and empirical work from his draft...

Projects

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...
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South Asia Colloquia

Launched in 2016, this series of public lectures features academics, government practitioners, and business experts who explore contemporary issues focused on the countries of South Asia—their...
English

Research Seminar Series

The CISAC Research Seminar Series features speakers that present on topics related to international security and their policy implications.
English

Multimedia

Chinese Influence: Real or Perceived?

February 2019

Panel Debates Report Alleging Covert and Corrupting Chinese Influence in U.S.

Food Insecurity: A 21st Century Threat to Global Security and Stability

May 2018

Ertharin Cousin, Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Visiting Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, presented her ongoing research on food insecurity as a global threat on...

Cybersecurity

May 2018

Data breaches. Malware. Theft of corporate secrets. Hacking of elections. As the world’s information has moved more and more online, so have the world’s crime, terrorists, and clandestine operations.

People

David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Stephen Luby Senior Fellow
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Didi Kuo Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL, Associate Director for Research, CDDRL Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology