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. 

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Japanese War Brides: An Oral History Archive

June 2022

After the end of World War II, more than 45,000 young Japanese women married American GIs and came to the United States to embark upon new lives among strangers.

Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide

February 2022

Stanford Professor Norman Naimark is a history professor and Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

International Security and DPRK’s Nuclear Program

February 2022

Honorable Rose Gottemoeller is the former Deputy Secretary General of NATO and Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. In this video, Ms.

Biosecurity

February 2022

Dr. Megan J. Palmer is the Executive Director of Bio Policy and Leadership Initiatives at Stanford University, Adjunct Professor in the department of Bioengineering, and Affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation.

Introduction to Issues in International Security

February 2022

Introduction to Issues in International Security is a collaboration between the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE).

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...

From Cold War to Hot Peace

April 2021

Professor Michael McFaul discusses his book, From Cold War to Hot Peace: A U.S. Ambassador in Putin's Russia, outlining the current state of U.S.–Russia relations and introducing three possible explanations for it.

China’s Belt, Road, and Beyond: State Mobilization and Localized Implementation

October 2020

Most people attribute the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to Beijing’s imperialist ambitions.

Interview with Chris Barrett

March 2020

Chris Barrett, Professor of Applied Economics and Management and an International Professor of Agriculture with Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, visited FSE and spoke about "Innovation Needed to Meet Global Food Security...

Innovation Needed to Meet Global Food Security Challenges

February 2020

Agricultural and development economist Christopher B.

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 Strategies

May 2018

In a world of increasingly sophisticated hackers, continual phishing attacks, and bots created to sabotage civil public discourse, what can individuals, organizations, and nations do to protect themselves? In this video, Dr.

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.

Insights from the Global Food and Water Nexus

March 2018

Quentin Grafton presented at the Global Food Security Symposium on March 7, where he discussed the current state of the food-water nexus, possible future scenarios, and evaluated some of the myths, realities, and possible solutions to promote both...

Ertharin Cousin, Tales from the War on Hunger

February 2018

  After the 2007 Global Food Crisis, President Barack Obama in his Inaugural Address committed to the world’s poor nations: “We pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed...

Eastern European Security with Bronislaw Komorowski, former president of Poland

December 2017

"Eastern European Security with Bronislaw Komorowski, former president of Poland"Date: December 1, 2017Venue: Koret-Taube Conference Center, Stanford UniversitySpeaker: Speaker: Bronislaw Komorowski, former president of Poland

Russian-American Relations: Present and Future

December 2017

"Russian-American Relations: Present and Future "Date: December 1, 2017Venue: GSB Common, Stanford UniversitySpeaker: Anatoly Antonov, Russian Ambassador to the U.S. 

100 Shades of Red

October 2017

"100 Shades of Red"Date: October 10, 2017Venue:  William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, Stanford UniversitySpeaker: Mikhail Zygar, Russian Journalist 

Scholars Corner

September 2017

Scholars Corner features videos of scholars from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) discussing contemporary issues and research in their fields of expertise, reflecting FSI’s research interest in the problems, policies,...

China-DPRK Relations: From Ally to Albatross

June 2017

Presentation titled "China-DPRK Relations: From Ally to Albatross" delivered by Shorenstein APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar at the Korea Press Center in Seoul, South Korea, on June 28, 2017, part of the public seminar co-sponsored by Shorenstein APARC...

People

Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Sagan, Scott 2012 photo Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Nariman Ustaiev Headshot Nariman Ustaeiv UELP Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
1 RSD13 085 0052a 001 David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
U.S. soldier posing for picture Dean L. Winslow Senior Fellow, courtesy Professor, Medicine
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
Fafchamps Photo Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics