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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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September 26th, 2013

Zegart joins scholars at NSA for rare briefing on spy agency's woes

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. +VIDEO+
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September 23rd, 2013

Eikenberry: The 4 factors that shape the US calculus of intervention

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Karl Eikenberry, the former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and William J. Perry Fellow at CISAC, addresses the International Institute for Strategic Studies' Global Strategic Review in Stockholm about global conflicts. +VIDEO+
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September 12th, 2013

North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility appears ready for restart

CISAC News

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 »



September 5th, 2013

Cohen: Why do some armed groups commit massive wartime rape?

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. +VIDEO+
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September 4th, 2013

Perry Fellows take on the policy of bioengineering, military doctrine and nuclear deterrence

CISAC News

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 »


Ambassador to UN taps FSI's Weinstein as top adviser

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, CISAC News

As Ambassador Samantha Power's chief of staff, Jeremy M. Weinstein will serve as her principal policy adviser and play a central role in advancing her strategic priorities and U.S. foreign policy objectives at the U.N. Read more »




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