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The Strike on Qassem Soleimani: Implications for Iran, the Middle East and the World

January 6, 2020

Panel discussion with Stanford international affairs experts on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions. Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream. About this Event: U...

A Comprehensive History of North Korea's Nuclear Program and Lessons Learned

March 26, 2018

NOTE: Seminar room changed to Oksenberg Conference RoomEncina Hall, 3rd floor  This is an APARC-CISAC joint event.With all eyes on the upcoming Inter-Korean Summit and the planned Kim-Trump Summit,...

Event Canceled: What is to be Done with a Nuclear North Korea?

March 19, 2018

NOTE: This event has been canceled.  

Regional Powers and Nuclear Force Development: Explaining India’s Nuclear Submarine Program

December 19, 2017

Abstract: This research investigates why and how regional nuclear powers come to develop specific kind of nuclear delivery systems, especially a submarine-based ballistic missile (SSBN) force.

Countering nuclear terrorism: Can the United Nations deliver?

December 18, 2017

Abstract: It has been more than a decade since the UN Security Council enacted Resolution 1540—the most far-reaching of international instruments to counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)...

Machine intelligence and national security

September 19, 2017

This event is restricted to current Stanford students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars. The event is at capacity and RSVPs are now closed. Thank you for your understanding. Abstract: Machines...

Nuclear accidents, causes and consequences

July 21, 2017

Abstract: The safety of a nuclear and any complex system is enhanced by analyzing failures and incorporating the lessons learned into ongoing and future activities.The triad of hardware, software,...

Japan's shift in the nuclear debate: a change in its security identity

March 20, 2017

Abstract: Throughout the Cold War, Japanese leaders and policymakers have generally been careful to reflect the public’s firm opposition to anti-nuclear sentiment.

Networks and Nukes: A Multiplex Model of Nuclear Proliferation

January 26, 2017

Abstract: While impressive strides have been made in detecting physical evidence of nuclear weapons production, there is no consensus on how international relationships combine to motivate or deter...

Alliance Credibility and Nuclear Proliferation

November 22, 2016

Abstract: In international politics, the division between allies and adversaries appears quite clear.

New Weapons and Norms of War: Submarines and Poison Gas in World War I

October 18, 2016

Abstract: New defense technologies raise complex questions about states’ abilities to project force, consequences for civilian casualties, and reactions by foreign leaders and publics.

Knowledge Infrastructures for a Changing Planet: the past, present, and future of relations between climate science and nuclear weapons research

May 2, 2016

Abstract: Nuclear war and climate change present the two most serious threats to global security since World War II.

The Other Iran Nuclear Negotiations: The failed U.S.-Iran nuclear cooperation agreement negotiations, 1974-1978

April 7, 2016

Abstract: Iran under Shah Mohammad-Reza Pahlavi undertook one of the most ambitious nuclear programs of any non-nuclear weapon state in the Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) in the 1970s.

‘Expensive, prone to obsolescence, and lacking in credibility as a deterrent’: US attitudes to the UK’s independent nuclear capabilities, and McNamara’s Ann Arbor speech of June 1962 revisited

April 5, 2016

Abstract: On 13 February 2016, in a widely-reported interview for the BBC, Ashton Carter, the US Secretary of Defense, made clear that the US Government supported the maintenance and renewal of...

Bargaining Over the Bomb

February 18, 2016

Abstract: Why do states acquire nuclear weapons?

"The closest we came to nuclear war:" New Insights about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and the 1995 Black Brant event

January 28, 2016

Abstract: The 1995 launch of a sounding rocket from Andoya in Norway allegedly misinterpreted as an attack in Russia and the so-called "Cuban Missile Crisis" in 1962 have one thing in common: they...

Was There a German Nuclear Question? A Critical Reappraisal

October 22, 2015

Abstract: Many scholars contend that there was a specific German nuclear question. To them, asking the question “Was there a German nuclear question?” may be surprising and odd.

Possible Nuclear Agreement with Iran

June 9, 2015

Due to the overwhelming response we received for this event and to our space constraints, registration is now closed.

Persistent supporter: China and Pakistan's nuclear weapons program

April 16, 2015

Abstract: Why do states provide nuclear weapons support to other states? This paper analyzes this question by examining China’s nuclear cooperation with Pakistan.

Analytic Methods for Minimum Risk Nuclear Capabilities

March 16, 2015

Abstract: The development and maintenance of a nuclear weapons arsenal is primarily about managing risk trade-offs.

The UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent and the Chevaline Program: An Overview

March 10, 2015

Abstract: Chevaline was the codename given to a highly-secret program begun in 1970 to improve the performance of the UK's force of Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missiles in order to give...

The Development of U.S. Missile Defense Policy, 1961-1972

November 21, 2013

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: James Cameron, Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at CISAC for 2013-14, completed his PhD in July 2013 at the University of Cambridge. James is very interested in the...

General C. Robert "Bob" Kehler

October 8, 2013

This event is now full. We cannot accept any more RSVP's, but you can e-mail Zhila Emadi (zemadi@stanford.edu), if you would like to be placed on a waitlist.   About the Speaker: General C.


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