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Should War be Left to the Generals? Civil-Military Relations in India

February 3, 2022

Time:  7:30am-8:45am  California, USA 15 February 2022  3:30pm-4:45pm London, UK 15 February 2022 11:30pm-12:45am  Singapore, 15-16 February 2022 How does India’s civil-military relationship affect...

U.S.-China Relations in the Biden Era

September 23, 2020

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Military Competition with China: Harder to Win Than During the Cold War?

September 23, 2020

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Partner, Competitor, and Challenger: Thoughts on the Future of America’s China Strategy

April 1, 2020

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Engaging China: Fifty Years of Sino-American Relations

April 1, 2020

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China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

April 1, 2020

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China and the Protection of Its Interests Overseas: Challenges and New Dynamics

April 1, 2020

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The Strike on Qassem Soleimani: Implications for Iran, the Middle East and the World

January 6, 2020

Panel discussion with Stanford international affairs experts on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions. Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream. About this Event: U...

(Dis)figuring War: Literature and the Arts, 1918-2018 (Day 1)

November 8, 2018

At 11am on November 11, 1918, the armistice that effectively ended the First World War was signed.

(Dis)figuring War: Literature and the Arts, 1918-2018 (Day 2)

November 8, 2018

At 11am on November 11, 1918, the armistice that effectively ended the First World War was signed.

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Modern Age

October 22, 2018

Click here to RSVPAbstract: The Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons in all their forms—from attacks on electric grids to attacks on electoral systems—has...

Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict

September 19, 2018

Jake Shapiro Bio: Jacob N. Shapiro is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and co-directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project.

Rethinking the Kargil conflict: What did Pakistan learn from a nuclear crisis?

March 8, 2018

Abstract: In November 1998, ‘mujahideen’ warriors climbed the heights above Kargil in Indian held Kashmir, crossed the Line of Control, and occupied Indian military posts.

"Our theoreticians were armed with McNamara's arguments." Reflections on Soviet military strategy in the 1960s and 1970s.

March 3, 2018

Abstract: The quotation in the title is taken from the memoirs of Boris Chertok, a leading Soviet missile designer.  In my talk I will examine significant shifts in Soviet thinking about nuclear...

Bargaining in Baghdad: Iraqi signaling between the wars (1991-2003)

December 19, 2017

Abstract: This paper explores Iraqi signaling after the 1991 Gulf War.

Regional Powers and Nuclear Force Development: Explaining India’s Nuclear Submarine Program

December 19, 2017

Abstract: This research investigates why and how regional nuclear powers come to develop specific kind of nuclear delivery systems, especially a submarine-based ballistic missile (SSBN) force.

Cyber-Enabled Information Warfare and the End of the Enlightenment

December 18, 2017

Abstract: The West has no peer competitors in conventional military power.  But its adversaries are increasingly turning to asymmetric methods for engaging in conflict.  Cyber-enabled information...

America’s Drone War: Evidence from US Counterterrorism in Pakistan

December 5, 2017

Abstract: In this talk, I present three findings from an in-depth investigation of the US Drone War in Pakistan from 2004 to 2014.

CANCELED - Good Grids Make Good Neighbors: Peace and Sustainability in the Post Paris World

December 5, 2017

Please note that this event is canceled. We regret the inconvenience.Abstract: Clean energy provides a number of benefits at scales from household to village to city and region.

Machine intelligence and national security

September 19, 2017

This event is restricted to current Stanford students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars. The event is at capacity and RSVPs are now closed. Thank you for your understanding. Abstract: Machines...

A strategic utility analysis of cyber weapons

September 18, 2017

Abstract: What is the strategic value of cyber weapons?

The moderates’ dilemma: obstacles to mobilization against Islamist extremism

August 29, 2017

Abstract: Why do moderate majorities often fail to coordinate opposition to extremist minorities?

The North Korea Crisis

May 10, 2017

- This event is jointly sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Walter H.

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