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US nukes in Poland are a truly bad idea

May 2020

On May 15, the U.S. Ambassador in Warsaw, Georgette Mosbacher, suggested relocating U.S. nuclear weapons based in Germany to Poland. One hopes this was just a mistake by a political appointee...

The Role of Human Rights in Policy Toward North Korea

March 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, North Korea continues to carry out weapons testing and to declare that not a single COVID-19 patient has emerged in the country.

A Perfect Storm: Victor Cha Talks COVID-19 Threat to North Korea, Nuclear Deadlock

March 2020

North Korea continues to declare that it has not had a single case of COVID-19, but health experts find it inconceivable that the infectious disease would not be in the country given its proximity...

U.S.-Russia Young Professionals Nuclear Forum Participants Receive Rieser Award Honorable Mention

January 2020

For the first time in the history of the Leonard M. Rieser Award, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists gave an honorable mention.

Sixth Young Professional Nuclear Forum Held in Moscow in November

January 2020

The sixth Young Professional Nuclear Forum (YPNF6), sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute (MEPhI...

Post-political uncertainties: Governing nuclear controversies in post-Fukushima Japan

November 2019

/*-->*/ This article examines a set of public controversies surrounding the role of nuclear power and the threat of radioactive contamination in a post-Fukushima Japan.

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.

CISAC's Rod Ewing to Receive Mineralogical Society of America's Distinguished Public Service Award

October 2019

/*-->*/ CISAC Co-Director Rodney Ewing was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), to honor his “important contributions to furthering the...

CISAC Team Releases Satellite Imaging-Based Study of North Korean Uranium Mines

September 2019

North Korea currently has only one publicly known uranium mine—the Pyongsăn uranium mining and milling complex—that serves as a first step in the country’s pathway towards nuclear weapons.Using a...

In First-Ever History of the National Intelligence Council, Thomas Fingar Recounts His Tenure as Chair

July 2019

Formed in 1979, the National Intelligence Council (NIC) works to provide policymakers with the U.S. intelligence community’s best judgments on crucial international issues.

The Future of Global Nuclear Power Through the Eyes of Young Russian and American Professionals

June 2019

As we witness the increasingly detrimental effects of global climate change, the role that nuclear power could play globally to mitigate its effects continues to be debated.

At Stanford, US and Russian Young Professionals Meet on Nuclear Topics in 5th Meeting

June 2019

In early May, CISAC convened the fifth Young Professional Nuclear Forum (YPNF), a program sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and the Moscow...

Stop the Low-Yield Trident Nuclear Warhead

June 2019

On Tuesday [June 4], the House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces debated the draft Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.It voted out, on party lines, language that prohibits...

Nuclear Security, Arms Control and the U.S.-Russia Relationship

April 2019

For nearly five decades, Washington and Moscow have engaged in negotiations to manage their nuclear competition.

“From Cold War to Hot Peace: An Ambassador in Putin’s Russia,” a book talk for educators by Ambassador Michael McFaul

March 2019

On January 18, 2019, Stanford Global Studies and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) hosted a book talk by Professor Michael McFaul.

Pakistani, Indian leaders ‘have different incentives' - Asfandyar Mir

March 2019

Political scientist Asfandyar Mir has studied security affairs in South Asia for years.

After Hanoi: APARC and CISAC Experts Discuss the Outcome of the Trump-Kim Summit and the Future of U.S.-DPRK Diplomacy

March 2019

Following the abrupt ending of the highly anticipated second bilateral summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, APARC and CISAC scholars evaluate the...

Video: KQED Newsroom Talks to Yong Suk Lee about the Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit

March 2019

Following the anticlimactic conclusion of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, KQED Newsroom spoke with our Korea Program Deputy Director Yong Suk Lee about the surprising outcome of the summit and what...

There’s a Silver Lining in the Clouds Over the North Korea Negotiations

March 2019

HANOI—On Thursday afternoon, as it became clear that lunch between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S.

Why Walking Away from Kim's Deal May Have Been the Right Move

February 2019

President Trump caught the world by surprise once again yesterday with a decision not to sign a deal with his North Korean counterpart, Chairman Kim Jong-un, in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Stanford scholars discuss the diplomacy of denuclearization

February 2019

Siegfried S. Hecker, FSI Senior Fellow Emeritus, with Elliot A.

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