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.
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 »
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 »