Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center for International Security and Cooperation Stanford University



Spying on Muslims
Gillum: NYPD decision to disband spy unit may aid counterterrorism

CISAC fellow Rachel Gillum writes in this commentary that the NYPD's decision to disband its special Muslim surveillance unit may eventually aid in counterterrorism efforts as the Muslim community regains trust and works together with the police to identify possible threats. Read more »


APS Award
May recognized for work on nuclear weapons and energy policy

CISAC's Michael May is awarded the Joseph A. Burton Forum Award by the American Physical Society for his lifetime of work educating the public about nuclear weapons and energy.


Sagan & Bunn
Insider threats biggest challenge to nuclear security

In a new research paper published by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Stanford Political Science Professor and CISAC Senior Fellow, Scott Sagan, and Matthew Bunn, a professor of practice at the Harvard Kennedy School, write that insider threats are perhaps the most serious challenge that nuclear security systems face today.


Afghanistan Elections
Eikenberry: Afghan security forces performed well during elections

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry, a William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at CISAC and FSI, says in this KQED radio panel that security during the elections in Afghanistan had greatly improved, but the country will still need support from the international community moving forward.


Telephone Metadata
NSA phone records yield private medical, financial and legal data

Two computer science graduate students, including CISAC cybersecurity fellow Jonathan Mayer, have found that the NSA's mass collection of phone records can yield much more information about people's private lives than the U.S. government claims. +VIDEO+

March 13, 2014
Zegart: Feinstein-CIA fracas is a blow for the intelligence agency

March 4, 2014
Task force hopes to curb misuse of digital tools to exploit children

February 26, 2014
Security class gets extra help from technology created by Stanford grads



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