Terrorism, Insurgency, and Homeland Security
CISAC researchers are engaged in scholarship dedicated to exploring the nature and organizational structure of international terrorist organizations, and how best to prevent, mitigate, or counter violence committed by non-state actors.
CISAC, Hoover experts discuss U.S. diplomatic security in LibyaCISAC in the news: The Daily Beast on September 14, 2012
CISAC Senior Fellow Martha Crenshaw and Hoover Institution National Security Affairs Fellow Brian Linvill spoke to Newsweek after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others. Linvill served as the embassy’s defense attaché from 2008 until June 2012 and said Stevens placed great importance on connecting with Libyans.
CISAC, FSI Stanford News
CISAC’s top security experts joined policy leaders on a national commission to analyze the importance of humanities and social science education for national security. Read more »
Zegart: “Spytainment” blurs the lines between Hollywood and WashingtonCISAC Op-ed: Foreign Policy on September 11, 2012
CISAC affiliated faculty member and Foreign Policy blogger Amy Zegart explains how spy-themed entertainment has distorted perceptions about intelligence agencies. When government officials recruit Disney to help design the National Counterterrorism Center and a Supreme Court justice says the fictional 24 operative saved Los Angeles, these misperceptions influence intelligence policy in very real ways.
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