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.
Former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry was conferred the Medal for Distinguished Public Service (Silver Palm) in recognition of his groundbreaking work in national and international security issues. Read more »
CISAC, FSI Stanford News
Amy Zegart, CISAC co-director and associate director of academic affairs at Hoover, talks about the impact of "spytainment" on the American psyche. Read more »
CISAC, FSI Stanford Q&A
CISAC Co-Director Amy Zegart joins other intelligence scholars for a rare briefing with high-ranking NSA officials to discuss the spy agency's policies and plummeting public trust.
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CISAC's Nick Hansen and Jeffrey Lewis reveal new satellite imagery that indicates North Korea is likely restarting is nuclear reactor at Yongbyon, despite Pyongyang's commitment in 2007 to shut down the nuclear site. Read more »
CISAC in the news
Dara Kay Cohen, a former CISAC fellow and now an assistant professor at Harvard, investigates in the American Political Science Review why there has been a significant variation in rape by armed actors during recent civil wars.
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The incoming William J. Perry Fellows will focus on key security topics: governance and best practices in bioengineering; nuclear deterrence policy in the 21st century; and foreign military interventions and counterinsurgency doctrine. Read more »
The borderless view of Tino CuéllarFSI Stanford, CISAC News
In a Stanford Magazine profile, FSI Director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar talks about his background, his scholarship and why there's a point to "taking on problems that are so difficult to solve that nobody can really expect that they're likely to be completely solved—ever." Read more »