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Governance, Organizations and Security

Governance and organization issues affect government agencies' ability to transcend cultural or bureaucratic problems that can bedevil security policy. They can also impact nations' ability to cooperate with one another. Understanding and addressing these issues is a major priority for CISAC.

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August 5th, 2014

FSI's Mike McFaul on the 'judo master' in the Kremlin

CISAC, FSI Stanford, CDDRL Op-ed

Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, is featured in this week's New Yorker magazine and writes in this Politico piece that Russia's President Vladimir Putin sees a path to glory that does not involve democratic governance and ignores international norms. Read more »



August 4th, 2014

Martin Hellman wonders why Tonkin Gulf incidents seem forgotten

CISAC, FSI Stanford Op-ed

The first Tonkin Gulf incident occurred 50 years ago this week, giving the U.S. government legal basis for the Vietnam War. But as CISAC's Martin Hellman notes in this Huffington Post commentary, there has been little commemoration in the media. Read more »



August 1st, 2014

CISAC launches seed grant program for security research

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

CISAC has established the Security Research Seed Grant Program, small stipends of up to $5,000 that will encourage Stanford students to conduct security-related doctoral research via field studies, archival research or other methods. Read more »



July 22nd, 2014

Cuéllar tapped for California Supreme Court

FSI Stanford, CISAC, Shorenstein APARC, CDDRL, CHP/PCOR, FSE, The Europe Center News

FSI Director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown to replace retiring Justice Marvin Baxter on the state's highest court. Read more »



June 12th, 2014

Felter: Development projects don't always win `hearts and minds'

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC senior research scholar Joe Felter provides evidence that the strategy of "winning hearts and minds" with development projects can backfire in some conflict zones where insurgents are suspicious of government intent. Read more »



May 7th, 2014

Why We Must Reset the Net Neutrality Dialog

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC's Barbara van Schewick, director of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, warns that changes to the Open Internet recently set out by the FCC may have dire consequences on investment and innovation. Van Schewick advocates a deliberate and collaborative process as the FCC sets out to design new net neutrality rules. Read more »



April 25th, 2014

FCC reconsiders premium access to high-speed Internet lanes

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Barbara van Schewick, a CISAC affiliated faculty member and director of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, lays out in this blog post the reasons why the public should take notice of the FCC's reversal on network neutrality. Read more »




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