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North Korea and Nuclear Threats

Expert Recommendations from Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

The climatic consequences of nuclear war are potentially catastrophic.
Paul Edwards
William J. Perry Fellow in International Security

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Siegfried S. Hecker

Senior Fellow, FSI
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Siegfried S. Hecker

Senior Fellow, FSI
Professor (Research) in the Department of Management Science and Engineering
Hecker served as the fifth Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is an internationally recognized expert in plutonium science, global threat reduction, and nuclear security.
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Scott D. Sagan

Senior Fellow, FSI
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Scott D. Sagan

Senior Fellow, FSI
Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science
Sagan has served as special assistant to the director of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon and as a consultant to the office of the Secretary of Defense, the Sandia National Laboratory, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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Kathleen Stephens

William J. Perry Fellow
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Kathleen Stephens

William J. Perry Fellow
Stephens is a former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea. She has four decades of experience in Korean affairs.
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Amy Zegart

Senior Fellow, FSI
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Amy Zegart

Senior Fellow, FSI
Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science
Zegart served on the Clinton administration's National Security Council staff and as a foreign policy adviser to the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign. She has testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, provided training to the Marine Corps, and advised officials on intelligence and homeland security matters.
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William J. Perry

Senior Fellow, FSI
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William J. Perry

Senior Fellow, FSI
Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor (emeritus)
Perry was the 19th secretary of defense for the United States, serving from February 1994 to January 1997.
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Gabrielle Hecht

Senior Fellow, FSI
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Gabrielle Hecht

Senior Fellow, FSI
Frank Stanton Foundation Professor of Nuclear Security
Hecht is the author of Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade and The Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity. She is currently writing a series of essays on radioactive and other forms of waste.
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Daniel C. Sneider

Visiting Scholar, Shorenstein APARC
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Daniel C. Sneider

Visiting Scholar, Shorenstein APARC
Sneider's research focuses on current U.S. foreign and national security policy in Asia and on the foreign policy of Japan and Korea.
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Herbert Lin

Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security
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Herbert Lin

Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security
Lin recently served on President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He is a member of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.