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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...

Where Should America Store its Nuclear Waste?

March 2016

Plans to dispose of radioactive waste in a deep geologic repository have been stalled for the last five years, so the U.S.

Fukushima five years later: CISAC nuclear expert offers three lessons from the disaster

March 2016

On the fifth anniversary of the partial meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant, CISAC's Rodney Ewing says we should rethink our language, reassess natural disaster risks and appreciate...

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.

Rodney Ewing Awarded Campbell, Roebling and IMA Medals

October 2015

CISAC senior fellow Rodney Ewing has been honored with three prestigious awards in the geological and mineralogical sciences.

Stanford Conference Tackles Growing U.S. Nuclear Waste Problem

October 2015

The United States has a growing inventory of spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants that continues to accumulate at reactor sites around the country.

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...

USSTRATCOM commander hosts CISAC for policy talks

April 2015

U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the U.S.

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...

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.

A nuclear energy program that benefits the Iranian people

February 2014

Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani argue that only a truly peaceful nuclear energy program can bring Iran the prosperity and innovation it deserves.

South Korea has made huge strides by focusing on middle of fuel cycle

December 2013

A team of CISAC researchers, led by Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker, advises South Korea on how to keep its nuclear energy program robust and safe.

Stanford scholars consider historic nuclear deal with Tehran

November 2013

Three experts consider the technical and political consequences of the historic agreement reached with Iran to temporarily halt its nuclear weapons program.

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Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Eva Uribe Eva C. Uribe Postdoctoral Fellow
Sarah Shirazian Sarah Shirazyan Postdoctoral Fellow
Neil Narang Affiliate
Cameron Tracy Cameron Tracy Affiliate
David Clark David L. Clark Affiliate
Elliot Serbin Elliot Serbin Research Assistant to Siegfried Hecker