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Nuclear policy

Scholarly Publications

Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy

January 2017

Are nuclear weapons useful for coercive diplomacy?

Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

September 2016

 In Unclear Physics, Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer tells the story of the Iraqi and Libyan programs from their origins in the late 1950s and 1960s until their dismantling.

Questions for the presidential candidates on nuclear terrorism, proliferation, weapons policy, and energy

September 2016

Stanford expert Siegfried Hecker proposes a series of nuclear weapons and energy questions that journalists and citizens should consider asking the 2016 presidential candidates.

Other Publications

President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

US-Russia rift threatens science ties that keep us safe

December 2016

Siegfried Hecker describes Russia's systematic termination of nuclear cooperation with the United States and the harmful consequences that this could have for both countries.

Advancing U.S.-Japan-ROK Trilateral Cooperation: A U.S. Perspective

March 2016

An analysis of the foundations and future of the trilateral relationship from a U.S.

News

Stanford experts offer policy proposals, insights on US-Asia relations

February 2017

Stanford scholars are encouraging the new administration to consider steps to alleviate the uncertainty and anxiety felt by countries in East Asia about U.S.

SCPKU World Leaders Forum features Nobel laureate Steven Chu on climate change and clean energy

November 2016

SCPKU held its second annual Lee Shau Kee World Leaders Forum on October 13 which was titled "Climate Change and Clean Energy" and keynoted by Dr. Steven Chu, the William R.

Events

Japan's shift in the nuclear debate: a change in its security identity

March 20, 2017

Abstract: Throughout the Cold War, Japanese leaders and policymakers have generally been careful to reflect the public’s firm opposition to anti-nuclear sentiment.

Normalization by Other Means: The Failed Techno-diplomacy of Light Water Reactor Export in the North Korean Nuclear Crisis

March 17, 2017

Abstract: In 1992, North Korea offered to dismantle its plutonium-production reactors in exchange for more “proliferation-resistant” light water reactors (LWRs) from the West, and this offer...

Networks and Nukes: A Multiplex Model of Nuclear Proliferation

January 26, 2017

Abstract: While impressive strides have been made in detecting physical evidence of nuclear weapons production, there is no consensus on how international relationships combine to motivate or deter...

Projects

Reset Nuclear Waste Policy

The “Reset” initiative engages technical experts, government officials and members of the public in a series of focused discussions on the U.S. Waste Management Strategy and Policy.
English

Lab-to-Lab Cooperation

Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker was the director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory when the Soviet Union broke apart in 1991.
English

Multimedia

Doomed to Cooperate: Averting Post-Cold War Nuclear Dangers

October 2016

At the end of the Cold War, American and Russian scientists came together—overcoming political, cultural, and geographic divides—to work toward a common goal of reducing nuclear threat. In this video, Siegfried S.

America’s Nuclear Waste – No Solution in Sight

January 2016

America’s nuclear waste is accumulating at over seventy sites in 39 states – but there is no clear way forward for its final disposal. An international cast of experts explains how the U.S.

North Korea: Whither Kim Jong-un in 2015?

April 2015

The audio and transcript from the event "Whither Kim Jong-un in 2015?" a seminar presentation by Ambassador Kim Sook, the 2014-15 Pantech Fellow in the Korea Program, and former Republic of Korea Ambassador to the United Nations.Last year was...

People

Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program
Cameron Tracy Cameron Tracy Postdoctoral Fellow
Sayuri Romei Sayuri Romei Predoctoral Fellow
Philip Keller Philip J. Keller Predoctoral Fellow
Eva Uribe Eva C. Uribe Postdoctoral Fellow
Andreas Lutsch Andreas Lutsch Postdoctoral Fellow
Anna Peczeli Anna Péczeli Junior Faculty Fellow
Farzan Sabet Farzan Sabet Predoctoral Fellow
Anna Weichselbraun Anna M. Weichselbraun Postdoctoral Fellow
Alex Lubkin Alex Lubkin CISAC Honors Student
Thu-An Pham Thu-An Pham CISAC Honors Student