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Ukraine, nuclear weapons and the trilateral statement 25 years later

Today, January 14, marks the 25th anniversary of the Trilateral Statement.  Signed in Moscow by President Bill Clinton, Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk, the statement set out the terms under which Ukraine agreed to eliminate the large arsenal of former Soviet strategic nuclear weapons that remained on its territory following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

CISAC Faculty 2018 Winter Break Reading List

Martha Crenshaw, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and professor, by courtesy, of political science, recommends:

My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante

Karl Eikenberry, Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, CISAC, CDDRL, and TEC affiliate, and director of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, recommends:

U.S. must start from scratch with a new nuclear waste strategy, a Stanford-led panel says


Rod Ewing led a three-year study recommending changes to the U.S. nuclear waste management program. (Image credit: Courtesy CISAC)

New report from Stanford scholars seeks to demystify the biosecurity landscape

From genome editing to “hacking” the microbiome, advances in the life sciences and its associated technological revolution have already altered the biosecurity landscape, and will continue to do so. What does this new landscape look like, and how can policymakers and other stakeholders navigate this space?

The U.S. drone war in Pakistan revisited

Many analystspractitioners, and scholars are skeptical of the efficacy of drone strikes for counterterrorism, suggesting that they provide short-term gains at

Cybersecurity: Media Roundtable Eyes Threats


Whether it’s foreign government meddling or corporate hacking, every day brings a new challenge in cybersecurity for the United States, said experts at a recent Hoover Institution media roundtable.

Colin H. Kahl to serve as CISAC co-director

Colin H. Kahl will serve as co-director of the social sciences for Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC).

Is America Breaking up the International Order? Q&A with D. Holloway

We caught him to hear his views on recent developments in U.S.-Russia relations one last time and to talk about his time at Stanford.


At the NATO summit, Trump claimed that Germany “is a captive of Russia.” Is there any foundation to this claim?


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