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Nuclear Safety

Scholarly Publications

Dissolution of radioactive, cesium-rich microparticles released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in simulated lung fluid, pure-water, and seawater

October 2019

Click here to view article Abstract: To understand the chemical durability of highly radioactive cesium-rich microparticles (CsMPs) released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March...

Behavioral Economics and Nuclear Weapons

August 2019

Recent discoveries in psychology and neuroscience have improved our understanding of why our decision making processes fail to match standard social science assumptions about rationality.

What Really Went Wrong at WIPP: An Insider’s View of Two Accidents at the Only US Underground Nuclear Waste Repository

July 2019

Within a 10-day period in February 2014, two accidents happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico – the United States’ only underground repository for nuclear waste.

Other Publications

Reset of America’s Nuclear Waste Management Strategy and Policies

December 2018

The U.S. government has worked for decades and spent tens of billions of dollars in search of a permanent resting place for the Nation’s nuclear waste.

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.

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...

News

An Indian nuclear power plant suffered a cyberattack. Here’s what you need to know.

November 2019

/*-->*/ Authorities don’t seem to understand the real threat from cyber-operations.The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has now confirmed that there was a cyberattack on the...

It's Time To Get U.S. Nukes Out Of Turkey

October 2019

U.S.-Turkish relations have plunged to a new nadir.

Hal Sonnenfeldt, Hard-nosed Realism, and U.S.-Russian Arms Control

October 2019

/*-->*/ Brookings Editor's Note: This piece is part of a series remembering the life, career, and legacy of Helmut (Hal) Sonnenfeldt — a member of the National Security Council, counselor at the...

Events

Security in a Post-Nuclear Age

October 28, 2019

Livestream: Please check back on day of event for status update (if any). Abstract: Seventy-five years after the introduction of nuclear weapons, it is no longer clear that these tools of security...

Molten-Salt and Salt-Cooled Nuclear Reactors: The Opportunities and Challenges Faced in Providing a Global Solution to Clean Energy

October 3, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/8JDHuY0HMCM  /*-->*/ Abstract: The motivation to develop nuclear energy waned in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Wargaming War Games: How Likely is Thermonuclear Cyber War?

July 19, 2019

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 546 915 320. Abstract:  In the movie WarGames, a 1980s teenager hacks into a U.S.

Projects

Critical Infrastructure Resilience

The Critical Infrastructure Initiative builds the cyber-resilience of critical infrastructure through methodologically diverse outputs-oriented research and engagement with end users and homeland...
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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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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...
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Multimedia

The North Korea Crisis

June 2017

Video and transcript from the joint CISAC/Shorenstein APARC panel discussion, "The North Korea Crisis," on May 30, 2017, with James Person, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation at the Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Gi-Wook...

North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates

March 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program seminar on March 3, 2017, titled "North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates," with Chung-in Moon, the Krause Distinguished Fellow at U.C.

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.

People

Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Kelly Devens CISAC Honors Student
Eva C. Uribe Affiliate
Daniel Metlay Daniel Metlay Affiliate
Melissa Hanham Affiliate
Neil Narang Affiliate
Sidra Hamidi Affiliate
David Clark David L. Clark Affiliate
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Affiliate
Chantell Murphy Affiliate