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Scholarly Publications

Nuclear Fuel in a Reactor Accident

March 2012

Abstract Nuclear accidents that lead to melting of a reactor core create heterogeneous materials containing hundreds of radionuclides, many with short half-lives.

Degradation of Biological Weapons Agents in the Environment: Implications for Terrorism Response

December 2005

We investigate the impact on effective terrorism response of the viability degradation of biological weapons agents in the environment.

Maritime Security Mechanisms for the Asian-Pacific Region

February 1994

With the significant changes in the Asian-Pacific security environment in the post-Cold War era, cooperation in the region becomes both attainable and necessary.

Other Publications

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, U.S. House of Representatives

April 2013

CISAC Affiliate Rodney Ewing, Chairman of the U.S.

Examining Iranian And North Korean Nuclear Threats

January 2012

The nuclear weapons news of late has been alarming.

Hearing of the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

April 2008

In his testimony, Dr. Hecker comments on the National Nuclear Security Administration's Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation programs and 2009 budget request.

News

Stanford’s Straub, Hecker explain North Korea’s plan to halt nuclear program

February 2012

In an agreement with Washington, Pyongyang will allow nuclear inspectors into North Korea and also receive much-needed nutritional assistance to the impoverished country.

CISAC Honors graduate awarded a Rhodes Scholarship

November 2011

Congratulations to Anand Habib, selected this weekend for a Rhodes Scholarship. Habib, a biology major, was a Class of 2011 CISAC honors graduate.

CISAC announces its 2011-2012 Undergraduate Honors Students

May 2011

CISAC announces its 2011-2012 Undergraduate Honors Students

Events

Can water security be engineered?

August 2, 2017

Abstract: Freshwater scarcity is expected to increase over the coming decades due to population growth, migration to urban centers in water-scarce regions, and climate change.

Assessing freshwater vulnerability: characteristics and policy evaluation models

April 25, 2016

Abstract: Various regions of the world struggle to properly manage their freshwater resources in a sustainable manner.

Can Nuclear Power Evolve Beyond Light Water? An Examination of the US and China

February 25, 2013

The United States commercial nuclear industry started just a few years following the conclusion of the second world war with the start of operation of the Shippingport reactor.

Projects

Critical Infrastructure Resilience

The Critical Infrastructure Initiative builds the cyber-resilience of critical infrastructure through methodologically diverse outputs-oriented research and engagement with end users and homeland...
English

Feeding the World in the 21st Century: Exploring the Connections between Food Production, Health, Environmental Resources, and International Security

This project involves political scientists, economists, and medical researchers to address the question of whether hunger, poverty, disease and agricultural resource constraints foster civil...
English