Arms Control

Scholarly Publications

The Birth of Nuclear Eternity

This chapter reconnects modes of futures-making with the requirements of democracy by focusing on the naturalization of nuclear weapons and their removal from the realm of democratic choice at a...

Does the Noncombatant Immunity Norm Have Stopping Power? A Debate

October 2020

Our 2015 survey experiment—reported in the 2017 International Security article “Revisiting Hiroshima in Iran”—asked a representative sample of Americans to choose between continuing a ground...

Rethinking Nuclear Arms Control

September 2020

Where is nuclear arms control—negotiated restraints on the deadliest weapons of mass destruction—headed? This 50-year tool of US national security policy is currently under attack.

Other Publications

What the death of the INF Treaty means for Europe

November 2018

The 1987 INF Treaty was a landmark arms control and disarmament agreement that eliminated from Europe the most dangerous weapons of the era, and significantly decreased nuclear threats between NATO...

The Peace Train Leaves The Station

March 2018

In a flurry of developments that left experts stunned, the long-stalled Korean peace train has suddenly left the station.

Is the War Danger in Korea Real?

August 2017

President Donald Trump's ominous threat to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea succeeded at least in garnering the attention of not only Kim Jong Un but the globe.

News

Rose Gottemoeller testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee

September 2022

Rose Gottemoeller's main takeaways from her opening statement while testifying before the SASC

What Happens If There’s A Nuclear Attack

April 2022

Nearly 70% of Americans surveyed by the American Psychological Association said they worry the invasion of Ukraine could potentially lead to nuclear war and they fear that we could be at the...

Not much happened after India’s accidental cruise missile launch into Pakistan—this time.

March 2022

India accidentally fired a cruise missile into Pakistan on March 9, 2022. The missile was not armed and no lives were lost. Both sides projected calm in the incident’s aftermath. Still, the incident...

Old Events

Demystifying China

January 23, 2020

Livestream: Registration is required and will close 24 hours before the event. Click here to register.This event is available only to CISAC faculty, fellows, staff, and honors students. About this...

The Past and Future of Arms Control

December 5, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/i-Oaa0yiSjA About this Event: In the last 50 years, the United States and Soviet Union/Russia have pursued arms control negotiations and signed numerous treaties...

Security in a Post-Nuclear Age

October 28, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: Seventy-five years after the introduction of nuclear weapons, it is no longer clear that these tools of security remain the...

Projects

Regional Conflict and Cooperation

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

Strengthening Security and Stability in South Asia

Through research and track-two diplomacy, CISAC scholars seek to identify policy oriented, cooperative measures aimed at fostering effective dialogue between Pakistan and India in an effort to...
English

Multimedia

Biosecurity

February 2022

Dr. Megan J. Palmer is the Executive Director of Bio Policy and Leadership Initiatives at Stanford University, Adjunct Professor in the department of Bioengineering, and Affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation.

International Security and DPRK’s Nuclear Program

February 2022

Honorable Rose Gottemoeller is the former Deputy Secretary General of NATO and Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. In this video, Ms.

Introduction to Issues in International Security

February 2022

Introduction to Issues in International Security is a collaboration between the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE).

People

Adam Segal Adam Segal Affiliate
Maiko Tamagawa Bacha Maiko Tamagawa Bacha Instructor, Stanford e-Entrepreneurship Japan, Instructor, Stanford e-Kawasaki
Photo of Michael Breger Michael Breger Communications Manager