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Six questions for U.S. presidential candidates on nuclear policy

September 2016

With nuclear policy an increasingly serious issue in the world today, a Stanford scholar suggests in a newly published paper that the U.S.

What to make of North Korea’s latest nuclear test?

September 2016

On September 9, 2016, seismic stations around the world picked up the unmistakable signals of another North Korean underground nuclear test in the vicinity of Punggye-ri.

Would the U.S. Drop the Bomb Again?

May 2016

Public opinion supported the strike on Hiroshima—and if provoked, many Americans might well back nuclear attacks on foes like Iran and al Qaeda, Scott Sagan and Benjamin Valentino write in the Wall...

William Perry Warns of Nuclear Dangers in Drell Lecture

February 2016

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J.

Stanford Researchers Uncover New Bacterial Diversity Inside U.S. Navy Dolphins

February 2016

Stanford researchers working with the U.S. Navy’s Marine Mammal Program have discovered a startling variety of newly-recognized bacteria living inside the Navy's highly trained dolphins.

Stanford Experts Reveal Latest “Doomsday Clock” Estimate

January 2016

The world remains perilously close to a nuclear disaster or catastrophic climate change that could devastate humanity, according to Stanford experts.

Herbert Abrams, pioneering radiologist and anti-nuclear activist at Stanford, dies at 95

January 2016

Herbert Abrams' multi-faceted career embraced patient care, teaching and medical research as well as a passionate advocacy for world peace.

For Iran, A Nuclear Option More Trouble Than It Was Worth

January 2016

Why did Iran make significant concessions to U.S. and international negotiators over its nuclear program? CISAC senior fellow Sig Hecker shares his personal view.

Talk to Tehran, but Talk Tough

January 2016

Can the U.S. find the right balance between containment and cooperation with Iran?

Buried nuclear waste risky, say Stanford experts

January 2016

Radioactive material from the laboratories that design America's nuclear weapons will have to be buried and kept away from humans for at least 10,000 years.

North Korean Nuclear Test Destabilizing for Region

January 2016

Stanford nuclear policy experts say that economic sanctions alone might not be enough to curtail the country's nuclear program.

CISAC Nuclear Expert Analyzes North Korean Hydrogen Bomb Claims

January 2016

Former Los Alamos National Laboratory director Siegfried Hecker assesses North Korea’s claim to have detonated a hydrogen bomb in an underground nuclear test this week.

Perry Warns Against the Dangers of a Nuclear ISIS

November 2015

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J.

CISAC Scientists Join Open Letter to Obama on Iran

August 2015

Three CISAC scientists have joined 26 of the nation’s top nuclear experts and sent an open letter to President Obama in support of the Iran deal struck in July.

Stanford Experts Assess Iran Nuclear Deal

July 2015

The landmark deal between six world powers and Iran, which would limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions, was an important step toward stopping Iran from building a...

Nuclear deal with Iran: Stanford scholars examine what’s at stake

June 2015

Weeks away from a final international accord on Iran’s nuclear program, Stanford scholars are focusing on the technical, political and practical aspects of the pending deal intended to loosen...

29th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked by CISAC fellows’ work

May 2015

It’s been 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, but two nuclear security experts affiliated with the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) say there are still lessons...

Hecker Q&A on estimates of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal

April 2015

 On April 22, 2015, the Wall Street Journal published the article “China Warns North Korean Threat is Rising,” reporting on estimates from Chinese and American nuclear experts of the DPRK nuclear...

Pakistani General: Economics key to peace in South Asia

April 2015

 Retired Pakistani Lt. Gen.

Sagan honored with prestigious NAS award

January 2015

Stanford political science professor Scott Sagan, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, has been...

Hecker: Don't forget North Korea nukes amid movie flap

January 2015

Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker writes that amid the flap over the Hollywood satire "The Interview," people often forget that North Korea may possess a nuclear arsenal of 12 nuclear weapons.

Can systems analysis counter nuclear terrorism in China?

December 2014

China is building more nuclear power plants than any other country today, with 21 plants up and running, 28 under construction and another 58 planned for development.

STRATCOM Commander: Deterrence remains foundation of national security

December 2014

American deterrence, though traditionally centered on the nuclear triad, is becoming ever more integrated and dependent on other technologies in space and the cyber world, Admiral Cecil D.

People

Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Lynn Eden Lynn Eden Affiliate
Neil Narang Affiliate
Eva Uribe Eva C. Uribe Affiliate
Elliot Serbin Elliot Serbin Research Assistant to Siegfried Hecker