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Martha Crenshaw, PhD

Senior Fellow at CISAC and FSI; Professor of Political Science (by courtesy)

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July 10th, 2014

ISIS terrorist group potential threat to US, Crenshaw says

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Terrorism expert Martha Crenshaw says the terrorist group known as ISIS poses a danger to the U.S. if it grows more powerful. But that organization, she adds, may be overreaching in its ruthlessness and religious zealotry. Read more »



June 17th, 2014

FSI scholars call advances of Islamic militants in Iraq stunning

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Karl Eikenberry tells ABC News (Australia) that the advances of the Islamic militants in Iraq in the last week have been stunning. And Martha Crenshaw joins a panel on public radio program KQED Forum to talk about who the militants are and the caliphate they envision. +VIDEO+
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February 26th, 2014

Security class gets extra help from technology created by Stanford grads

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When some 140 Stanford students and faculty recently gathered to simulate an emergency session of the UN Security Council, they had some real-world data that had never been used before: satellite images of Iran’s Arak nuclear facility. They came from Skybox Imaging, a Silicon Valley start-up launched by Stanford grads working at the intersection of technology and security. Read more »



January 24th, 2014

Stanford experts: Sochi Games difficult to defend against terrorism

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The 2014 Winter Olympic Games are a prime target for terrorism, say Stanford scholars, including CISAC's Amy Zegart and Martha Crenshaw. The proximity and intensity of the neighboring Chechen separatist threat as well as the Russian handling of the security issue are heightening fears about possible attacks. Read more »



August 28th, 2013

Experts on intelligence, terrorism, international law and Mideast policy examine Syrian conflict

CISAC, FSI Stanford Q&A

While the U.S. weighs options and rallies its allies for a possible military strike against Syria, Stanford experts consider the implications of an attack on Damascus. +VIDEO+
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MIDDLETOWN REACTIONS: Death of bin Laden brings closure for some
Martha Crenshaw, a former professor at Wesleyan and another expert on terrorism, said bin Laden’s death "brings closure to a pursuit that began well before the 9/11 attacks." Crenshaw, who now works at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., said bin Laden’s death showed the U.S. military’s tenacity, and its ability to keep a secret as it zeroed in on his location in the past several months.
May 2, 2011 in Middletown Press