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. 

Recent Other Publications

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China and the CTBT Negotiations

December 1998

This report reviews Chinese participation in the international negotiations for a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva and provides...

China and the Neutron Bomb

June 1988

The neutron bomb is a controversial weapon.

China's Space Industry and Its Strategy of International Cooperation

July 1996

This paper reviews the activities and accomplishments of the Chinese space community in international cooperation and discusses appropriate ways of further cooperation with other nations.

Civil-Military Relations and Nuclear Weapons

June 1994

When a state develops a nuclear arsenal, these destructive weapons must be initially integrated into existing military forces and initially managed through existing civil and military institutions....

Collaborative Project on Soviet Defense Conversion

December 1992

Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) has undertaken a project to work with elements of the Soviet defense industry to help them convert production from...

Cooperative Business Ventures between U.S. Companies and Russian Defense Enterprises

April 1997

As a result of the rapid changes following the breakup of the Soviet bloc, there were suddenly new markets of hundreds of millions of people, covering a large portion of the earth, containing large...

Defense Conversion: A Strategic Imperative for Russia

August 1992

This paper deals with defense conversion (broadly interpreted) in the newly independent states (NIS) of the former Soviet Union (FSU), with emphasis on the situation in Russia.

Defense Industry Restructuring in Russia: Case Studies and Analysis

December 1994

Because of the Soviet Union's heavy emphasis on military prowess and capability, the military-industrial sector in the Soviet Union (and Russia) was larger than its counterparts in other...

Ending the Threat of Nuclear Attack

May 1997

Late last year, we noted the tenth anniversary of what was probably the most remarkable of all the meetings between an American president and his Soviet counterpart, the Reykjavik Summit of October...

High-Performance Computing, National Security Applications, and Export Control Policy at the Close of the 20th Century

May 1998

If high-performance computing (HPC) export control policy is to be effective, three basic premises must hold: There exist problems of great national security importance that require high...

Inadvertent War in Europe: Crisis Simulation

June 1985

This report analyzes a simulation, conducted in the spring of 1984 at Stanford University, of a hypothetical U.S.-Soviet crisis in Germany.  The simulation was organized by the Center for...

Industrial Demilitarization, Privatization, Economic Reform, and Investment in Russia: Analysis and Recommendations

March 1993

Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) started a project on defense conversion in the Soviet Union in early 1990.

Military Readiness and the Training of China's Sailors

July 1989

This study of the naval-training system grew out of our larger project on the development of China's strategic weapons.

NATO After Madrid: Looking to the Future

March 1999

This report and the conference it is based on are motivated by the sharp debate stemming from NATO's decision at Madrid to invite three new members to join its ranks.

Next Steps in the Creation of an Accidental Nuclear War Prevention Center

December 1983

In early 1983, members of Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control met to discuss ideas on the establishment of a joint U.S.-U.S.S.R.

Old Law for a New World? The Applicability of International Law to Information Warfare

February 1997

The development of "information warfare" presents international legal issues that will complicate nations' efforts both to execute and to respond to certain information warfare attacks,...

A Diplomatic Offensive for Iraq

June 2007

While the debate to "surge" or "withdraw" troops continues, Larry Diamond, Coordinator of the Democracy Program at CDDRL, along with Carlos Pascual, writes on the need for a diplomatic strategy to...

Strategic Missile Defense: Necessities, Prospects, and Dangers in the Near Term

April 1985

On October 30, 1984, a workshop met at the Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control to examine near-term prospects for and alternative approaches to strategic defense.

Summary of Defense Industry Restructuring in Russia: Case Studies and Analysis

March 1995

This report is an expanded version of the executive summary of a much larger report, "Defense Industry Restructuring in Russia: Case Studies and Analysis." Many people contributed to that report,...

Summary of the Project on Defense Conversion in Russia

June 1992

Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) started a project in early 1990 following a proposal from Marshal Akhromeyev,specialadvisor to President Gorbachev...

Cox Committee Report, The: An Assessment

December 1999

The Cox Commission of the U.S. Congress was established in June 1998 to investigate concerns over Chinese acquisition of sensitive U.S.

Reagan Strategic Defense Initiative: A Technical, Political, and Arms Control Assesment, The

July 1984

This study by an eminent scientist, a former U.S.

U.S. Military and Civil Infrastructure Protection: Restrictions and Discretion under the Posse Comitatus Act, The

November 1999

This article sets out the constraints of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 (the “Act”), which generally prohibits active enforcement of civilian laws by the military, and describes the discretion of...

Indonesia at a Crossroads

May 1999

It is a large country with a volatile, multi-ethnic population, held together for decades by authoritarian rule and a strong military.

People

Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
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
Sagan, Scott 2012 photo Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
krasner Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
avner greif Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
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Sallam HS2 Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy