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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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January 29th, 2013

Carnegie awards CISAC $1 million grant for research and training

CISAC News

Carnegie Corporation of New York, the foundation that promotes "real and permanent good," has awarded a $1 million grant to CISAC to fund research and training on international peace and security issues. Read more »



January 17th, 2013

New Mexican President may be able to break cycle of drug violence

CISAC in the news: The San Francisco Chronicle on January 11, 2012

CISAC Postdoctoral Fellow Ben Lessing outlines how Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, may differ significantly from his predecessor in dealing with the country's drug war. Lessing argues Peña Nieto's middle path may lay the foundation to break Mexico's cycle of violence. Read more »


UN leader urges Stanford students to reach beyond borders for peace

FSI Stanford, Shorenstein APARC, CISAC News

Despite a troubling tally of crises around the world, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hopeful about the future, and says he gains inspiration from the younger generation. +VIDEO+ Video available
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January 7th, 2013

Eikenberry: Reassessing the American all-volunteer force

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news: The Washington Quarterly on December 18, 2012

Karl Eikenberry, former ambassador to Afghanistan and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General, argues that the American all-volunteer military force has had some negative consequences that warrant discussion by policymakers. Read more »




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