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.
Thomas Fingar and former CISAC Visiting Scholar Fan Jishe write that the U.S.-China relationship is stronger and more interdependent than ever, but mutual suspicion and distrust persists. They argue that four decades of stability have taught Beijing and Washington how to manage their relationship. Read more »
CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news
On the 10-year anniversary of the capture of Saddam Hussein, CISAC's Scott Sagan and PoliSci grad student Benjamin Buch use new information in this Foreign Policy piece about why the fallen Iraqi leader never used chemical weapons in the Gulf War. Read more »
CISAC in the news: The Stanford Report on December 5, 2013
Astronaut Sally Ride, a former CISAC fellow and Drell lecturer, was honored posthumously as an Engineering Hero by the Stanford School of Engineering for her contributions to humanity through engineering and science. Read more »
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 »