Governance, Organizations, and Security
Governance and organization issues affect government agencies' ability to transcend cultural or bureaucratic problems that can bedevil security policy. They can also impact nations' ability to cooperate with one another. Understanding and addressing these issues is a major priority for CISAC.
In a Campaign 2012 policy brief for the Brookings Institution, CISAC affiliate Bruce Jones, Thomas Wright, and former research assistant and honors student Jane Esberg, say the next president's foreign policy should pick up Obama's lead. Due to an interdependent global economy, the U.S. has become vulnerable and dependent on the actions of regional powers such as Brazil, China, and India -- leaving the president with a delicate balancing act. Read more »
CISAC, FSI Stanford News
The Stuxnet computer worm is perhaps the most malicious piece of software ever built. Symantec Chief Architect Carey Nachenberg explains how the Stuxnet worm spread, evaded detection and ultimately accomplished its mission. Read more »
Ethics & War series concludes looking at future security threatsCISAC News
Stanford's two-year debate on Ethics & War concluded May 16 with the final event in the series, "WAR: Ethical Challenges on the Horizon." The final event was hosted by the Rev. Scotty McLennan, Dean for Religious Life at Stanford with debate by Debra Satz of the Center for Ethics in Society, CISAC's Scott Sagan and Charles Dunlap of Duke University's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security.
Program on Poverty and Governance Announcement
The CDDRL Program on Poverty and Governance together with the Center for Latin American Studies will host a conference on May 18-19 to explore how governance impacts the provision of public goods and services throughout the world. Read more »
Hachigian tells AFP row over Chinese dissident "a significant source of tension"CISAC in the news: AFP on May 4, 2012
Former Visiting Scholar Nina Hachigian, now at the Center for American Progress, tells AFP that China has "taken baby steps" on issues important to the U.S. such as Iran and intellectual property rights enforcement, but the row over dissident Chen Guangcheng could affect progress on those issues. The dispute will be a source of tension until a mutually agreeable solution is found.
NSC Director of European Affairs says next French president should maintain commitment to NATOCISAC in the news: AFP on April 26, 2012
Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, former CISAC Senior Research Scholar and current National Security Council director of European affairs, says that the White House understands that France will maintain its full commitment to NATO after its presidential elections in June 2012, despite differing opinons from the candidates on troop withdrawals from Afghanistan.
Kapur warns weak Indian counterterrorism efforts could spark international conflictCISAC in the news: Washington Post on May 1, 2012
Affiliate Paul Kapur stressed the need for reform of India's counterterrorism measures in the Washington Post: "The next big terror attack may be even more provocative than the ones in Mumbai and may lead to international conflict."