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Stanford US-Russia Forum Capstone Conference

April 18, 2012

________________________________________________Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum Capstone Conference April 18 - 20, 2012, Stanford University                                                              ...

The Obama Administration’s North Korea Policy: An Assessment

February 10, 2012

In the fourth and final year of the Obama administration's first term, North Korea continues to develop nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. Critics call U.S.

The Impact of European Missile Defense on Russia's Strategic Deterrence

October 24, 2011

Russia has had a long history of opposing US missile defense activities. Most recently, Russian concern focused on the alleged capability of the "third site" to intercept Russian ICBMs.

Orbital Debris-Debris Collision Avoidance

March 31, 2011

Before coming to CISAC, Jan was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Book Talk: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge

March 17, 2011

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Senior Fellow Adam Segal will talk about his new book, "Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge", analyzing Asia's technological rise,...

China-US Inadvertent Nuclear Escalation

February 24, 2011

Riqiang Wu is a Nuclear Security Fellow at CISAC and a Ph.D. student in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University, China.

Recent Developments in Laser Weapons and The Assessment of Their Implications for Space Security

December 3, 2009

The term laser weapon implies the use of a laser as part of a so-called directed energy weapon (DEW). In that case, the laser energy is causing the target damage.

Options for European Ballistic Missile Defenses

November 5, 2009

This talk will address alternative options for European ballistic missile defense, including the now cancelled Polish-Czech option and the recently announced Obama plan for a phased deployment of...

Programmers, Managers, and Defense Dollars: The Contrary Networking of "Software Engineering"

October 15, 2009

"I think that, by and large, the managers wouldn't know a good technique if it hit them in the face." The prominent computer scientist Alan Perlis spoke these words at a second NATO-sponsored...

The U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Future of Extended Deterrence

May 11, 2009

North Korea’s nuclear weapon test in October 2006 and the subsequent “debate” in Japan about whether or not to ponder its own nuclear future brought renewed attention to the subject of Japan and...

Disrupting Science: Social Movements, American Scientists, and the Politics of the Military, 1945-1975

February 12, 2009

Kelly Moore is Associate Professor of Sociology and Affiliate of Women's Studies at the University of Cincinnati.  She is the author of Disrupting Science: Social Movements, American Scientists,...

Weapon-Grade Materials in Russia: A Status Report

November 12, 2008

Abstract:  Russia is the country that has the largest amount of weapon-usable fissile materials in its disposal, most of which has been produced during the cold war.

The Strategic Impact of Ballistic Missile Defense in Northeast Asia

April 30, 2008

In the past, debates regarding the strategic impact of ballistic missile defense were largely theoretical because few systems were ever deployed. This is no longer the case.

Military Biodefense: A Casualty of Kinetic Warfare?

April 17, 2008

Frank Smith (speaker) is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Chicago and a predoctoral fellow at CISAC.

The Airborne Laser - Assessment of a Directed Energy Weapon Project

February 13, 2008

The Airborne Laser (ABL) is a project undertaken by the U. S. missile defense agency. The basic idea is to install a megawatt class chemical laser into a Boeing 747.

The Myth of the Authoritarian Model: How Putin's Crackdown Holds Russia Back

January 31, 2008

Kathryn Stoner-Weiss (speaker) is Associate Director for Research and Senior Research Scholar at CDDRL.

Special Science Fellows Meeting

November 28, 2007

Topics: "Ballistic Missile Defense" Dean Wilkening will cover work in progress concerning regional assessments of the strategic impact of ballistic missile defenses.

Showing off the Soviet State: How Public Representations of Nuclear Technologies Constructed Ideal Citizens

June 7, 2007

Sonja Schmid (speaker) is a social science research associate at Stanford University. Having received her Ph.D.

Security and Policy Issues as seen by the United States and Europe

May 18, 2007

Dominique Struye de Swielande became ambassador of Belgium to the United States on December 29, 2006.

2006-2007 CISAC Fellows Forum

May 17, 2007

Panel Discussion

Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1540

May 15, 2007

On April 28, 2004, the United Nations Security Council, acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, unanimously passed UNSC 1540.

The Window of Vulnerability That Wasn't: New Data on Soviet Strategic Capabilities

April 24, 2007

During the strategic modernization program that the Soviet Union undertook in the 1970s, it deployed a large number of multiple-warhead ballistic missiles.

Did "Star Wars" Win the Cold War? Evidence from Newly Discovered Soviet Documents

April 19, 2007

Pavel Podvig (speaker) joined CISAC as a research associate in 2004.