CISAC Co-Director Siegfried Hecker made his 44th trip to Russia marking the 20th anniversary of America's collaboration with that country's nuclear scientists. He is writing a book about how the partnership has helped reduce the world's nuclear threat. Read more »
Rojansky says terrorists likely responsible for April 27 Ukraine bombingsCISAC 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."
Why it's time for a serious conversation about nuclear weaponsCISAC, FSI Stanford Op-ed
Writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, Benoît Pelopidas says we must review and debunk "three misguided ideas about nuclear weapons."
CISAC, FSI Stanford Announcement
The technological revolution since the dawn of the nuclear age has had profound implications for national security. On Oct. 27, Rose Gottemoeller, the assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, discussed the challenges and opportunities posed by this transformation — and how it will drive the arms control agenda over the next century. Read more »
FSI Stanford, The Europe Center in the news: Brookings Institution website on October 13, 2011
Steven Pifer, former United States Ambassador to Ukraine, provides insight into the pressing subject of the conviction of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Ambassador Pifer notes the remarkable combination of international condemnation -- a rare agreement from Europe, Russia, and the United States -- diplomatic pressure from US and EU representatives, and the prospect of a slow and reluctant capitulation by Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych. Read more »
CDDRL, FSI Stanford, CISAC in the news
Michael McFaul, a Stanford political science professor, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Hoover Institution Bing Senior Fellow, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as the next ambassador to Russia. If confirmed, McFaul, who has also served as FSI's deputy director and director of its Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, will succeed John Beyrle. Read more »
CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Governance Project Op-ed: The American Interest on July 29, 2011
In the May-June edition of The American Interest, Francis Fukuyama traces the contemporary history of U.S. development policy and its failure to incorporate Huntingtonian-style theory, which emphasizes the interconnectedness of economy, politics, and society. Using Egypt as an example, Fukuyama calls for policymakers to break down their silos to more holistically examine and support democratic transitions. Read more »