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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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October 31st, 2012

Co-director Cuéllar named to endowed professorship at Stanford Law

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

CISAC co-director Siegfried Hecker congratulates his co-director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar on being named the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law. The endowed professorship is named for the late Stanford constitutional law professor. Read more »



October 29th, 2012

Ballots and Beijing: November 6 from China's perspective

CISAC, Shorenstein APARC, SCP Q&A

Thomas Fingar, FSI’s Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow, considers how the outcome of the election could impact U.S.-China relations, and how the United States could focus its priorities in Asia. Read more »



October 24th, 2012

Zegart: Why wasn't cybersecurity key in presidential debates?

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Amy Zegart writes in Foreign Policy: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned of a looming "cyber Pearl Harbor" and the CIA calls Internet security one of the greatest threats against the nation. So why wasn't the issue brought up during the presdiential debates? Read more »



October 22nd, 2012

Chestnut Greitens: Where was Asia in debate?

CISAC in the news: The New York Times on October 22, 2012

CISAC honors graduate Sheena Chestnut Greitens writes in The New York Times that Asia was given short shrift in the foreign affairs debate between Obama and Romney. Read more »



October 17th, 2012

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

CISAC, CDDRL, FSE, FSI Stanford, The Europe Center, Shorenstein APARC Q&A

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and explain what voters should listen for and what they need to keep in mind. Read more »



October 12th, 2012

1962 or 2012? Intelligence agencies still failing 50 years on

CISAC in the news: Foreign Policy on October 10, 2012

CISAC Faculty Member Amy Zegart outlines how 50 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, the CIA and other intelligence agencies still operate in an organizational and psychological mindset that favors consensus and consistency. These "invisible pressures" led to intelligence failures in Cuba in 1962 and Iraq in 2002. Read more »



October 8th, 2012

Crenshaw in FP: Who killed Christopher Stevens?

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC's Martha Crenshaw writes in Foreign Policy that the Obama administration has been criticized for an inconsistent and slow response to the deadly attack on the consulate in Libya. But the record suggests that hesitation may be more the norm than the exception. Read more »




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