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Normalization by Other Means: The Failed Techno-diplomacy of Light Water Reactor Export in the North Korean Nuclear Crisis

March 17, 2017

Abstract: In 1992, North Korea offered to dismantle its plutonium-production reactors in exchange for more “proliferation-resistant” light water reactors (LWRs) from the West, and this offer...

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at 20: Prospects for Ratification and the Enduring Risks of Nuclear Testing

May 3, 2016

- Please note special start time: 2:55 rather than 3:30 PM; please RSVP above -  The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at 20:Prospects for Ratification and the Enduring Risks of Nuclear Testing...

Bargaining Over the Bomb

February 18, 2016

Abstract: Why do states acquire nuclear weapons?

The Prague Agenda after the Iran Deal

December 10, 2015

Abstract: President Obama’s Prague Agenda – moving toward a world without nuclear weapons – has been stalled for several years, due to the downturn in U.S.-Russian relations, Congressional...

Doomed to cooperate: How American and Russian nuclear scientists joined forces to mitigate some of the greatest post-Cold War dangers - Part 2: The technical dimensions

November 16, 2015

Abstract: Two months after the breakup of the Soviet Union, I was in the Russian closed nuclear cities of Sarov and Snezhinsk, home of the Russian equivalent to the Los Alamos and Lawrence...

Doomed to cooperate: How American and Russian nuclear scientists joined forces to mitigate some of the greatest post-Cold War dangers - Part 1: The policy and human dimensions

November 12, 2015

Abstract: Nuclear risks changed dramatically when the Soviet Union collapsed at the end of 1991. Suddenly the world was threatened more by Russia’s weakness than its strength.

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.

When We Began to "Think Globally": Radioactive Fallout, the Cold War, and the Making of a Global Environmental Problem, 1945-1963

March 20, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: The Partial Test Ban Treaty of 1963 is known as the first nuclear arms control agreement.

Disarmament, Arms Control, and Stability: The Community of Nuclear Arms Controllers, 1957-1960

February 27, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: The intellectual history of nuclear arms control has largely been written as a history of ideas, untethered from personal biography and social context.

China's Nuclear Energy Program - Development and Prospects

January 13, 2014

About the Topic: This presentation includes a review of significant trends in the development of nuclear energy in China, from the mid1980's until the present, and related future prospects.

The role of radiation detection technology in countering nuclear terrorism

December 2, 2013

Radiation detection technology might significantly enhance a nation state’s ability to detect and counter the threat of nuclear terrorism, but the technology is not a panacea for the nuclear...

South Korea and Global Nuclear Governance

December 3, 2012

South Korea has become a major player in the world of nuclear energy and nuclear security, having hosted the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit and inked the largest nuclear power plant export deal...

The Mysterious Flash of 9/22/79: The Case for an Israeli Nuclear Test

March 5, 2012

This seminar is based on a recently published article that reviews the history of the September 22, 1979 double flash recorded by the VELA satellite and concludes that the flash was an Israeli...

The South African Denuclearization Exemplar: Insights for Nonproliferation

February 13, 2012

July 10, 2011 was a milestone in history, marking twenty years since South Africa acceded to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).

New START and the Next Steps In Nuclear Reductions

October 28, 2011

The implementation of the New START Treaty is going well and is a testament to the ongoing reset in relations with the Russian Federation.  As one Treaty provides a foundation for the next, the...

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.

Cascading Enrichment: Are Gas-Centrifuges Spinning the World?

May 12, 2011

Matthias Englert is a postdoctoral fellow at CISAC.

Understanding Three Decades of Lag in Indian Nuclear Decision-Making

April 28, 2011

This talk reviews three decades of Indian nuclear decision-making.

The Great Tohoku, Japan Disaster

April 26, 2011

Please join us on April 25 and 26 for two evenings devoted to an examination of and conversation about the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake in northern Honshu, Japan, and the subsequent tsunami and...

Google Tech Talk: What I saw in North Korea and Why it Matters

March 28, 2011

CISAC Co-director Siegfried Hecker discusses energy, proliferation issues and his trips to North Korea. 

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.

People

Michael May Michael M. May Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Anna Weichselbraun Anna M. Weichselbraun Postdoctoral Fellow
Rachel Hirshman Rachel Hirshman CISAC Honors Student
Pavel Podvig Affiliate
Sean Kanuck Sean Kanuck Affiliate
Leonard Weiss Leonard Weiss Visiting Scholar
Jeffrey Lewis Affiliate
David Elliott Affiliate
Adam Segal Adam Segal Affiliate