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NSA's Creative Interpretations of Law Subvert Congress and the Rule of Law

December 2013

CISAC Affiliate and Forbes Contributor Jennifer Granick explains how NSA domestic surveillance activities might continue, even in the face of legal decisions to rein in the agency's activities. ...

My Personal Journey at the Nuclear Brink

June 2013

CISAC Faculty Member and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry tells the story of how he became a nuclear weapons abolitionist.

A Chance to Defuse North Korea

June 2013

On Friday, June 7, President Obama will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in a series of talks to address major issues between the two countries.

Requiem for a Realist: Remembering the nuclear strategist

May 2013

Scott Sagan, in this piece for Foreign Policy, remembers his longtime friend and colleague Kenneth Waltz. Waltz passed away on May 13.

Security Sector Reform in an Unstable, Fragile State (II/III)

January 2013

The policy brief examines two obstacles to effective security sector reform in an unstable and fragile state and outlines steps to address them.

The Effect of National Factors on the Statebuilding Outcome in Fragile, Non-Permissive Environments (I/III)

January 2013

The policy brief presents a crucial lesson on the dynamics of statebuilding in an unstable, fragile state environment: the impact of international actions and resources on the statebuilding outcome...

Stop Ignoring Taiwan

May 2012

In an article for Foreign Policy, Karl Eikenberry makes the case for the United States to invigorate its relations with Taiwan and outlines the work needed to make this a reality and stabilize...

“New Beginnings” in the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Recommendations to the Obama Administration (October 2011)

October 2011

Stanford University’s Walter H.

What's Next for Medvedev?

October 2011

Russia will soon have another liberal ex-president. Twenty years ago this December, Mikhail Gorbachev stood in the Kremlin as the Soviet flag was lowered and replaced with the Russian tricolor.

No Need to Reset the Reset

September 2011

Russia watchers in the West cannot be surprised that Vladimir Putin is on his way back to the Russian presidency.

9/11 and the makers of history

September 2011

After 9/11, the administration of US President George W Bush initiated the era of the global war on terror. For many, this was a misguided response to terror attacks.

La politica senza i partiti

July 2011

Encina Columns Summer 2011

July 2011

Encina Columns is the biannual newsletter of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Nuclear Zero? Why Not Nuclear Infinity?

July 2011

Source: Wall Street Journal The world would not be safer if the U.S. had no nuclear weapons.

How China views US nuclear policy

May 2011

Article Highlights Although Chinese academics and military officers praised some aspects of the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review, they continue to view US nuclear policy with suspicion.

I relitti fascisti a Bolzano: Una questione di politica, arte e design

February 2011

Encina Columns Winter 2011

January 2011

Encina Columns is the biannual newsletter of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Encina Columns Summer 2010

July 2010

Encina Columns is the biannual newsletter of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

''New Beginnings'' in the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Recommendations to the Obama Administration (released in 2010)

May 2010

Between 2009 and 2010, major new developments in and around the Korean Peninsula profoundly affected the context of U.S.-South Korean relations. The global economy, led by Northeast Asia, began...

Encina Columns Winter 2010

February 2010

Encina Columns is the biannual newsletter of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Quadrennial Defense Review Report

February 2010

The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) is a legislatively-mandated review of Department of Defense (DoD) strategy and priorities.

Encina Columns Summer 2009

August 2009

Encina Columns is the biannual newsletter of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

U.S. Must Search for Common Ground in Muslim World

July 2009

South Asia scholar Anja Manuel discusses how the United States can improve its image with Muslim communities worldwide, going beyond just "winning hearts and minds." Farah Pandith, the State...

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