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The New START verification regime: How good is it?

The New START Treaty has come under fire in recent weeks. President Trump’s new special envoy for arms control, said the Obama administration negotiated a very weak verification regime, even though Trump administration officials have repeatedly acknowledged the security benefits of New START.

Zelensky’s first year – new beginning or false dawn?

Volodymyr Zelensky became Ukraine’s president and renewed hopes that Ukraine would become successful, democratic and economically prosperous. It’s unclear whether his presidency will be transformational or another false start.

Going Nuclear on Climate Change?

Foreign Affairs Asks the Experts: Three inter-related reasons why nuclear power cannot address our planetary crisis: time, money, and risk.

Weapons, Opportunity Costs, COVID19 and Avoiding Nuclear War

Congress sets the federal budget and no evidence suggests that the legislative branch has considered the nuclear vs. conventional trade-offs, even before Covid-19.

The Solar Orbiter launches - what will it reveal about the sun?

Amy Zegart was interviewed for the Economist’s podcast Babbage about “how countries can improve their defense against digital security threats – and why living in a city impairs navigational skills.”

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The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is Stanford University’s hub for researchers tackling some of the world's most pressing security and international cooperation issues.

Founded 30 years ago, CISAC today is building on its historic strengths to seek solutions to the many longstanding and emerging challenges associated with an increasingly complex world. We are guided by our longstanding belief that a commitment to rigorous scholarship, openness to new ideas, and lively intellectual exchange can spur the creation and spread of knowledge to help build a safer world.

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CISAC is educating and training the next generation of thought leaders and policy makers in international security.

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CISAC’s research and policy work offers context and insights to decision-makers in Washington D.C. and throughout the world.

Leadership

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Rodney C. Ewing

Co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, FSI Senior Fellow
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Rodney C. Ewing

Co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, FSI Senior Fellow
Professor in Nuclear Security; Professor, Geological Sciences
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Colin Kahl

Co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, FSI Senior Fellow
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Colin Kahl

Co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, FSI Senior Fellow
Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
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Harold Trinkunas

Deputy Director
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Harold Trinkunas

Deputy Director
Senior Research Scholar
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Andrea Gray

Associate Director for Administration and Finance
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Andrea Gray

Associate Director for Administration and Finance