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US-Russia rift threatens science ties that keep us safe

December 2016

Siegfried Hecker describes Russia's systematic termination of nuclear cooperation with the United States and the harmful consequences that this could have for both countries.

Policy: Reassess New Mexico's nuclear-waste repository

January 2016

For the past 15 years, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has stored transuranic waste from the US nuclear-defense programme.

Nuclear Vulnerability

April 2015

This is a letter response to an article by Eric Schlosser on a break-in at the Y-12 nuclear facility.

Hecker & Milani: Stop killing Iranian nuclear scientists

January 2015

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani note in this article for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists that for merely working in their field of expertise, Iranian nuclear scientists face perils and...

A History of KEDO 1994-2006

July 2012

Examining Iranian And North Korean Nuclear Threats

January 2012

The nuclear weapons news of late has been alarming.

No Need for All These Nukes

January 2012

OVER the last three years, as I delved into the world of American nuclear weapons, I felt increasingly as though I had stepped into a time warp.

How China views US nuclear policy

May 2011

Article Highlights Although Chinese academics and military officers praised some aspects of the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review, they continue to view US nuclear policy with suspicion.

Can We Unlearn the Bomb?

May 2011

Underestimating nuclear accident risks: Why are rare events so common?

May 2011

Rebuilding the NPT Consensus

April 2008

This report and the contributed papers are the result of a project sponsored by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with funding from the Flora Family Foundation and of an associated workshop...

Reykjavik Revisited: Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

September 2007

Twenty-one years ago, at the October 1986 Reykjavik Summit, President Ronald Reagan and Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev entered into an unprecedented dialogue regarding their desire to...

Verifying the Agreed Framework

April 2001

A joint Stanford University-Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team of scientists, nuclear engineers and arms control experts has concluded in a new study that North Korea's compliance with the...

Cox Committee Report, The: An Assessment

December 1999

The Cox Commission of the U.S. Congress was established in June 1998 to investigate concerns over Chinese acquisition of sensitive U.S.

U.S. Standards for Protecting Weapons-Usable Fissile Material Compared to International Standards

October 1998

In the 1990s, global concern over illicit trafficking in nuclear material to terrorists and nation-states has intensified.

Nuclear Disarmament: How Much Have the Five Nuclear Powers Promised in the Non-Proliferation Treaty?

June 1994

Under Article VI of the NPT, all parties agree "to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament...

Civil-Military Relations and Nuclear Weapons

June 1994

When a state develops a nuclear arsenal, these destructive weapons must be initially integrated into existing military forces and initially managed through existing civil and military institutions....

Nuclear Verification Under the NPT: What Should It Cover--How Far May It Go?

April 1994

Strengthening Nuclear Non-Proliferation Security Assurances for Non-Nuclear-Weapons States

July 1992

The dissolution of the Soviet Union has brought new nuclear non-proliferation dangers and opportunities.

Who Inherited the Former Soviet Union's Obligations Under Arms Control Treaties with the United States?

March 1992

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Kristin Ven Bruusgaard Kristin Ven Bruusgaard Predoctoral Fellow
Eva Uribe Eva C. Uribe Postdoctoral Fellow
Yogesh Joshi Yogesh Joshi Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow
Anna Weichselbraun Anna M. Weichselbraun Postdoctoral Fellow
Sannia Abdullah Sannia Abdullah Postdoctoral Fellow
Gabriela Levikow CISAC Honors Student
Cameron Tracy Cameron Tracy Affiliate
Brad Roberts Brad Roberts Affiliate
David Clark David L. Clark Affiliate
Mark Gorenflo Mark Gorenflo Affiliate
Jamil Jaffer Jamil N. Jaffer Affiliate