Recent Scholarly Publications

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Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy

January 2017

Are nuclear weapons useful for coercive diplomacy?

Questions for the presidential candidates on nuclear terrorism, proliferation, weapons policy, and energy

September 2016

Stanford expert Siegfried Hecker proposes a series of nuclear weapons and energy questions that journalists and citizens should consider asking the 2016 presidential candidates.

Nuclear Developments in North Korea

October 2012

A Winning Gambit

September 2012

CISAC Co-Director Siegfried Hecker explains why nuclear arms states stand to gain more than they lose by ratifying the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).

The Trilateral Process: The United States, Ukraine, Russia and Nuclear Weapons

May 2011

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Ukraine had the world’s third largest nuclear arsenal on its territory.

Efficiency of Land Allocation through Tenancy Markets: Evidence from China

April 2011

Tenancy markets provide an opportunity to trade land between labor-scarce farmers, that is those who engage in off-farm employment, and land-scarce farmers, that is those who want to expand...

Introduction: Reviewing the Nuclear Posture Review

March 2011

Abstract The Obama administration has argued that its efforts to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in US defense policy and work toward “a world free of nuclear weapons” will encourage other...

Making Carbon Offsets Work in the Developing World: Lessons from the Chinese Wind Controversy

March 2010

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is the leading international carbon market and a driving force for sustainable development globally.

Weighing the Case For a Convention to Limit Cyberwarfare

November 2009

The United States must take steps to protect its critical national infrastructure against serious cyberattack.

Possible Indian reaction to U.S. ratification of the CTBT

May 2009

After opting out of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty negotiations in 1996, India still hasn't signed the treaty.

Nuke Negotiations with North Korea: Half Full or Half Empty?

November 2008

Somewhere on the long list of problems that President Barack Obama will inherit next January will be the ongoing negotiations to roll back North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.

Predicting the Impact of a Partially Effective HIV Vaccine and Subsequent Risk Behavior Change on the Heterosexual HIV Epidemic in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A South African Example

December 2007

We developed a mathematical model to simulate the impact of various partially effective preventive HIV vaccination scenarios in a population at high risk for heterosexually transmitted HIV.

New U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement Delayed: Indefinitely?

April 2007

There have been serious disagreements between India and the United States in negotiation of the proposed nuclear-cooperation agreement between the two countries described at this website on Dec.

U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Final Congressional Approval is Conditioned on Future Steps by India and two International Organizations

December 2006

At their meeting in India in July of 2005, President George W.

Regime Complex for Plant Genetic Resources, The

May 2003

The study of regimes has focused on the negotiation of rules that, in practice, have been codified into single agreements.

U.S. Experience with Managed Care and Managed Competition, The

June 2000

To understand "managed care," one needs to understand the traditional model of health care organization and finance that managed care was intended to replace.

Peace Operations: From Short-Term to Long-Term Commitment

December 1996

By developing a strategic approach to the implementation of peace accords in civil war, the United Nations can better the odds for ending a war and fostering development in the long run.

Tit-for-tat and the Negotiation of Nuclear Arms Control

December 1988

Robert Axelrod's The Evolution of Cooperation has been widely acclaimed in the few years since its publication.

Arms Control, Compliance, and the Law

May 1988

The expected degree of compliance with agreements or treaties under negotiation must be inferred from the record of the past as well as from the expectations that are raised by the willingness of...

Missile Limitation: By Treaty or Otherwise

January 1970

The missile race cannot be ended with one old stroke of the negotiator's pen on a single comprehensive and lasting treaty.


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