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Nuclear Risk

Scholarly Publications

Madman Nuclear Alert: Secrecy, Signaling, and Safety in the October 1969 Crisis, The

April 2003

The history of the October 1969 alert demonstrates that even in this high-politics arena of nuclear diplomacy, presidential orders were actively fought against, sometimes manipulated or ignored,...

Comparative Analysis of Approaches to the Protection of Fissile Materials, A

May 1998

From the preface: "Events in recent years have caused heightened concern about the security of weapons-usable nuclear material.

Proposal for a Ban on Nuclear SLCMs of All Ranges, A

July 1989

Other Publications

China and the CTBT Negotiations

December 1998

This report reviews Chinese participation in the international negotiations for a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva and provides...

Civil-Military Relations and Nuclear Weapons

June 1994

When a state develops a nuclear arsenal, these destructive weapons must be initially integrated into existing military forces and initially managed through existing civil and military institutions....

Ending the Threat of Nuclear Attack

May 1997

Late last year, we noted the tenth anniversary of what was probably the most remarkable of all the meetings between an American president and his Soviet counterpart, the Reykjavik Summit of October...

News

China Holds the Key to North Korea

December 2003

Robert Madsen's op-ed featured in the International Herald Tribune, November 27, 2003.

China Holds the Key to North Korea

December 2003

While demonstrating that the U.S. is willing to accommodate China's needs, the Bush administration must also prove to Beijing that Pyongyang's policies represent an immediate threat.

CISAC Honors graduate wins George J. Mitchell Scholarship

November 2011

Congratulations to Philippe de Koning, recipient of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

Events

The Upcoming NPT Review Conference

February 2, 2000

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

The Future of Russia's Nuclear Power Program

March 14, 2000

Please feel free to bring a bag lunch.

Projects

Nuclear Risk Reduction

The Nuclear Risk Reduction initiative engages technical and policy experts to reduce nuclear risks by promoting collaboration between the United States and Russia, China and Pakistan.
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Regional Conflict and Cooperation

Regional conflicts present their own set of unique challenges to the international community.
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Multimedia

Long-term Radiation Effects

December 2013

The following lectures were recorded at a day-long teacher workshop, "Examining Long-term Radiation Effects," co-sponsored by Stanford's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and SPICE.

Nuclear Tipping Point

December 2013

A who’s who of the U.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.

People

Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Lynn Eden Lynn Eden Affiliate
Chantell Murphy Affiliate
Neil Narang Affiliate
Eva C. Uribe Affiliate
Daniel Metlay Daniel Metlay Affiliate
Elliot Serbin Elliot Serbin Research Assistant to Siegfried Hecker
Kevin Chen Research Assistant
Katie McKinney Research Assistant