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April 30th, 2012

Through explosions and gunfire, Stanford scholars see troops train for Afghanistan combat

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A daylong tour of the National Training Center taught researchers some of what war-bound soldiers learn before battle. Read more »

April 27th, 2012

Rojansky says terrorists likely responsible for April 27 Ukraine bombings

in the news: CNN on April 27, 2012

Matthew Rojansky, former CISAC fellow and research assistant, outlines the groups who might be responsible for the April 27 bombings in Ukraine and their motives for CNN's Global Public Square blog. He says that despite setbacks, "Ukraine has made progress towards reforms."

April 23rd, 2012

Cuéllar tackles failures of America's immigration system

CISAC Co-Director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar outlines the complex failures of the American immigration system that due to the dynamics of compromises, organizational practices, and public reactions, is "built to fail".

April 13th, 2012

With humiliating failure of North Korea's rocket launch, observers believe nuclear test is next

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

As North Korea celebrates 100th birthday anniversary of its revered founder Kim Il Sung amid the humiliating failure of its attempt to launch a satellite into orbit, CISAC experts believe a third underground nuclear test could be next in North's toolbox of provocation. Read more »

April 12th, 2012

Former student and former fellow publish in International Security

The spring quarter issue of International Security included articles by Bryan Price, who Scott Sagan mentored as his PhD committee chair, and Patrick Johnston, a former predoctoral fellow at CISAC. Johnston's publication draws on research done at CISAC from 2007 to 2009.

April 11th, 2012

Interactive Timeline of North Korea Satellite Launch

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

With North Korea's unsuccessful launch of a rocket-mounted satellite, its neighbors as well as the U.S. and its allies worry an underground nuclear test is next. This interactive timeline walks you through the tensions on the Korean Peninsula since the death of revered founder Kim Il Sung in 1994.

April 9th, 2012

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest


Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world. FSI senior fellows Larry Diamond, Jeremy Weinstein, Paul Wise and Walter Falcon share their own ideas about how to secure the most fragile nations. Read more »

April 6th, 2012

Martha Crenshaw briefs FBI counterintelligence group about her terrorist mapping project

Senior Fellow Martha Crenshaw recently addressed a FBI counterintelligence committee about her Stanford project to map militant organizations. Her research identifies patterns in the evolution of militant organizations in specific conflict theatres while studying the causes and consequences of their growth.

John and Jackie Lewis Fund for Asia research now accepting applications

CISAC, FSI Stanford Announcement

John Lewis, one of the world's renowned scholars on East Asia and a co-founder of CISAC, has generously set up a fund to support future thinkers working on issues in Asia. The John and Jackie Lewis Fund to Support Research on Asia will provide up to $1,000 to assist in areas such as (but not limited to) travel for research or conference attendance. Apply at the link below.

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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 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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