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In the News: Max Smeets

Max Smeets receives Amos Perlmutter Prize by the Journal of Strategic Studies. Award recognizes best essay submitted for publication to the Journal by a junior faculty member.

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CISAC faculty and scholars offer expertise on a wide variety of international security issues. They are available for interviews on newsworthy topics. Please direct media inquiries to Andrea Gray (650) 248-1604.

Why nuclear deterrence can work on North Korea

The same logic that kept a nuclear war from breaking out between the United States and former Soviet Union is the best strategy to now pursue with North Korea, several scholars said recently at Stanford.

Hecker wins Dwight D. Eisenhower Award

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker recently won the Dwight D. Eisenhower award from the American Nuclear Society. He received the honor, along with former Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and former Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA), for his "historic achievements in the advancement of nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy."

New book examines the role of armed nonstate actors in local governance

Harold Trinkunas and his co-authors look at cases of armed nonstate actors providing public services in the absence of effective governance -- and demonstrate why we should care.

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