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January 18th, 2012

Stanford's Fingar examines China's development issues

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For the past two decades China has been a poster child of successful globalization. But its integration into the world economy and global trends drive and constrain Beijing's ability to manage growing social, economic and political challenges. In a YaleGlobal Online series article, Thomas Fingar looks at the global implications of China’s development challenges.




January 17th, 2012

Cybersecurity talk draws business and political leaders to Stanford CISAC

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation brought together lawmakers and Silicon Valley industry leaders to discuss what President Obama has called "one of the most serious economic and national security threats our nation faces": cyberattacks. Read more »



January 12th, 2012

Stanford scholars weigh in on Iran's nuclear program

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

With tension rising over Iran’s nuclear program, we asked three prominent nuclear experts to discuss what U.S. policymakers should bear in mind as they consider their range of options. Read more »



January 6th, 2012

North Korea watchers look at Pyongyang's nuclear trajectory

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on January 6, 2012

In the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Niko Milonopoulos, Siegfried Hecker and Robert Carlin use detailed overhead imagery to assess Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program -- and examine how Kim Jong-un's rise may influence it. In a separate piece, written before Kim Jong-il's death, Hecker and Carlin review the developments in North Korea in 2011.




January 5th, 2012

A message from the CISAC co-directors

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is Stanford University’s hub for researchers tackling some of the world's most pressing security and international cooperation problems. Learn more from CISAC Co-Directors Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar and Siegfried Hecker. Read more »



January 3rd, 2012

Philip Taubman's new book examines an attempt to abolish nuclear weapons

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

In "The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb," Philip Taubman, a former editor and reporter at the New York Times, explores the lives of Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Sam Nunn, William Perry, and Sidney Drell, and their attempt to reduce the nuclear threat. Taubman, a CISAC consulting professor, is also the author of "Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage."




January 2nd, 2012

Political scientist maps militant groups

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Martha Crenshaw is building a searchable, online map in an attempt to overcome one of the biggest challenges to tackling terrorism: understanding the motivations, allegiances, shifting priorities and organizational structures of the dozens of militant groups around the world. Read more »



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News around the web

First Person: Scott Sagan, Nuclear Disarmament Expert
Scott Sagan, nuclear disarmament expert, Senior Fellow at CISAC and Stanford professor of political science, talks with Lisa Van Dusen in the fall of 2012 about his life-long career in academic research, teaching and policy devoted to disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation.
Mention of Scott Sagan in Palo Alto Online on January 20, 2013

UN council affirms support for Internet freedom
“This outcome is momentous for the Human Rights Council,” said Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe. “It’s the first ever UN resolution affirming that human rights in the digital realm must be protected and promoted to the same extent and with the same commitment as human rights in the physical world.”
Mention of Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe in The Hill (blog) on July 5, 2012

Jennifer Granick to Direct New Civil Liberties Initiative at Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society
Led by faculty director Barbara van Schewick, the Center for Internet and Society is a public interest technology law and policy program that studies the interaction of new technologies and the law and is a part of the Law, Science and Technology Program at Stanford Law School. CIS strives to improve both technology and law, encouraging decision makers to design both as a means to further democratic values.
Mention of Barbara van Schewick in MarketWatch (press release) on May 30, 2012

Researchers create rewritable digital storage in DNA
Scientists at Stanford have invented a way to store, erase and code digital data in the DNA of living cells. The team, led by Drew Endy, PhD, calls the flipping device a “recombinase addressable data” module, or RAD. Endy commented in a release on the method’s potential biomedical applications ...
Mention of Drew Endy in Scope (blog) on May 21, 2012

Nuclear investigations
Could you justify the use of nuclear weapons against the enemy? For Stanford political science professor Scott Sagan, the answer is simple–no.
Mention of Scott Sagan in The Stanford Daily on April 3, 2012

US expert: N.Korea shouldn`t be allowed to test missiles
A leading American nuclear weapons expert said Wednesday that North Korea should no longer be allowed to launch missiles, conduct additional nuclear tests, or develop centrifuges.
Mention of Siegfried Hecker in The Dong-A Ilbo on March 21, 2012

Hecker: More Certain NK Has More Uranium
The American scientist to whom North Korea decided in 2010 to reveal its uranium enrichment program, Siegfried Hecker, says he's become more persuaded since that time that he didn't see all of it.
Mention of Siegfried Hecker in Wall Street Journal (blog) on March 21, 2012

North Korea suspends nuclear testing
Sig Hecker, a metallurgist at Stanford University in California, saw 2000 centrifuges during an informal visit he made to the site in 2010, but international inspectors have never officially had access to the facility. This isn't the first time that ...
Mention of Siegfried Hecker in Nature.com on February 29, 2012

North Korea's new nuclear plant a safety worry: expert
Siegfried Hecker, who has visited the North's main Yongbyon nuclear facility four times since 2004 and was the last foreign expert to visit the site in late 2010, said he was very concerned the reactor could be technically flawed.
Mention of Siegfried Hecker in Chicago Tribune on January 26, 2012

The Way China Copes With Its Economic Challenges Will Have an Impact on Us All
Thomas Fingar: "For the past two decades China has been a poster child of successful globalization, integrating with the world and in the process lifting millions of citizens out of poverty. But China’s integration into the world economy and global trends drive and constrain Beijing’s ability to manage growing social, economic and political challenges."
Mention of Thomas Fingar in Jakarta Globe on January 19, 2012

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