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CISAC faculty and scholars offer expertise on a wide variety of international security issues. They are available for interviews on newsworthy topics. Please direct media inquiries to Andrea Gray (650) 248-1604.

Perry urges deterrence on North Korea crisis

On Aug. 8, President Trump appeared to threaten first use of nuclear weapons against North Korea. This is a dangerous departure from historical precedent. The policy and practice of the United States on threats to use nuclear weapons has been consistent for many decades, and for presidents of both political parties.

U.S. public opinion on nuclear war

Seven decades after the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, most Americans in a Stanford study were willing to consider use of a nuclear weapon against civilians under some circumstances.

Hecker: Talk to North Korea to avert a nuclear disaster

North Korea with embedded national flag as if seen from Earth's orbit in space. In a new interview, CISAC's Siegfried Hecker calls on Washington to talk to Pyongyang—not to negotiate or make concessions, but to avert disaster.

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