Security

Security

FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the implications of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. 

Scholarly Publications

The Challenges and Opportunities for Social Media Research

July 2020

Concluding Chapter of Social Media and Democracy: The State of the Field and Prospects for Reform (Cambridge Press, forthcoming September 2020) Nathaniel Persily and Joshua A.

Facebook Filters, Fundamental Rights, and the CJEU’s Glawischnig-Piesczek Ruling

May 2020

ABSTRACT: The Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) 2019 ruling in Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook Ireland** addresses courts’ powers to issue injunctions requiring internet hosting...

The Internet’s Challenge to Democracy: Framing the Problem and Assessing Reforms

November 2019

The Program on Democracy and the Internet runs the work of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age which will produce guidelines to support democracies, particularly...

Other Publications

BLOG | Daphne Keller

July 2020

Daphne Keller's work focuses on platform regulation and Internet users' rights.

Blame it on Iran, Qatar, and Turkey: An analysis of a Twitter and Facebook operation linked to Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia

April 2020

DOWNLOAD REPORTIn December 2019, the Stanford Internet Observatory alerted Twitter to anoma- lous behavior in the hashtag السراج خائن ليبيا (“Sarraj the traitor of Libya”); Fayez al-Sarraj is...

How to Report Responsibly on Hacks and Disinformation

March 2020

The run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election illustrated how vulnerable our most venerated journalistic outlets are to a new kind of information warfare.

News

Q&A: The Data Delusion

July 2020

Protecting Individual Isn't Enough When the Harm is Collective. A Q&A with Marietje Schaake and Martin Tisne on his new paper The Data Delusion.

Governments Aren’t Yet Serious About AI’s Risk to Human Rights

June 2020

In the rush to develop national strategies on artificial intelligence, a new report finds, most governments pay lip service to civil liberties.

Events

On Encrypted Messaging Platforms

August 12, 2020

Join the Cyber Policy Center on August 26th, at 10 a.m. pacific time, for a look how governments around the world are pushing to ban strong encryption.

Exploring Potential “Solutions” to Online Disinformation

July 20, 2020

Please join the Cyber Policy Center for Exploring Potential “Solutions” to Online Disinformation​, hosted by Cyber Policy Center's Kelly Born, with guests Adam Berinsky, Mitsui Professor of...

The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI and Human Rights

July 8, 2020

There will be four events, with the first on September 29th; all dates listed belowSeptember 29th, 9-11am PSTOctober 1st, 9-11am PSTOctober 6th, 9-11am PSTOctober 9th, 9-11am PST Panel 1: How AI is...

People

Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Larry Diamond hs Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
1 RSD13 085 0052a 001 David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Daniel Bush Daniel Bush Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Internet Observatory
Gregory Falco Gregory Falco Cybersecurity Postdoctoral Fellow
Alex Zaheer Headshot Alex Zaheer Graduate Research Assistant Technical Research Assistant
vanessa molter Vanessa Molter Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory
david thiel David Thiel Chief Technical Officer, Stanford Internet Observatory Chief Technical Officer, Stanford Internet Observatory
renee diresta Renee DiResta Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory
Carly Miller Carly Miller Social Science Research Professional, Stanford Internet Observatory