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Supreme Nomination
Cuéllar tapped for California Supreme Court

FSI Director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown to replace retiring Justice Marvin Baxter on the state's highest court. Read more »


The ISIS Threat
ISIS terrorist group potential threat to US, Crenshaw says

Terrorism expert Martha Crenshaw says the terrorist group known as ISIS poses a danger to the U.S. if it grows more powerful. But that organization, she adds, may be overreaching in its ruthlessness and religious zealotry.


Cold War Teachings
Jonathan Hunt: Cold War offers lessons for US-Iran diplomacy

CISAC McArthur Nuclear Fellow Jonathan Hunt says the secret history of Cold War détente offers a case study in how back-channel discussions at multilateral talks might help the United States and Iran resolve their differences.


Undermining Aid
Felter: Insurgents attack aid programs to undermine governments

Research by CISAC Senior Research Scholar Joe Felter shows that insurgents try to derail government-delivered aid programs in poor areas because they fear successful programs will boost the government's credibility. Preventive measures include providing greater security around aid projects and limiting advance knowledge about them.


Recovery and Resilience
Herb Lin: How to detect and defend against cyber attacks

Consulting Scholar Herb Lin heads a webinar that includes audio, slides and academic papers about the nexus of cybersecurity and public policy. Affiliate Thomas Berson co-authored a paperback with Lin, published by the National Academies Press.

July 8, 2014
Hegghammer explores the motivations behind ISIS demand for Islamic state

July 2, 2014
CISAC's Anja Manuel talks to former British Foreign Secretary Miliband

June 20, 2014
Zegart: Should the US be bullish or bearish on China's rapid rise?

June 18, 2014
Cyber fellow Jonathan Mayer takes the true interdisciplinary path

May 28, 2014
Ewing leads delegation to China's proposed nuclear waste site



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