Scholarly Publications

Dissolution of radioactive, cesium-rich microparticles released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in simulated lung fluid, pure-water, and seawater

October 2019

Click here to view article Abstract: To understand the chemical durability of highly radioactive cesium-rich microparticles (CsMPs) released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March...

Anomalous behavior of nonequilibrium excitations in UO2

April 2019

Click here to view article Abstract: Ultrafast optical pump-probe studies of uranium dioxide (UO2) under pressure were performed in order to better understand the material's response to ionizing...

International Intervention and the Rule of Law after Civil War: Evidence from Liberia

April 2019

What are the effects of international intervention on the rule of law after civil war?

Other Publications

Noncitizen Soldiers: Explaining Foreign Recruitment by Modern State Militaries

January 2019

More than a century after citizen armies became an international norm, nearly two dozen states actively recruit foreigners into their militaries.

Editing Biosecurity: Needs and Strategies for Governing Genome Editing

December 2018

This study’s purpose was to highlight the changing safety and security landscape engendered by the emergence of new genome editing technologies, help policy-makers and other stakeholders navigate...

Reset of America’s Nuclear Waste Management Strategy and Policies

December 2018

The U.S. government has worked for decades and spent tens of billions of dollars in search of a permanent resting place for the Nation’s nuclear waste.

News

Stop the Low-Yield Trident Nuclear Warhead

June 2019

On Tuesday [June 4], the House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces debated the draft Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.It voted out, on party lines, language that prohibits...

CISAC Faculty and Fellows Recommend Books, Podcasts for Summer 2019

June 2019

CISAC faculty and fellows offer their summer reading selections: Hyun-Binn Cho, postdoctoral fellow at CISAC, recommends: Active Defense: China's Military Strategy since 1949“With the designation...

Decades of Being Wrong About China Should Teach Us Something

June 2019

Thirty years ago this week, I watched the news from Beijing and started shredding my bedding.

Events

Haunted By Chaos: China's Grand Strategy From Mao Zedong To Xi Jinping

May 6, 2019

Abstract: Before the CCP came to power, China lay broken. Today it is a force on the global stage, but its leaders remain haunted by the past.

Hard Truths in Syria: America Can’t Do More With Less, and It Shouldn’t Try

May 1, 2019

Abstract: Sound strategy requires alignment of ends, ways, and means.

The War Scare That Wasn’t

April 18, 2019

Abstract: Did the Cold War of the 1980s nearly turn hot?

Projects

European Security Initiative

The CISAC European Security Initiative features speakers addressing the challenges that a more assertive Russia presents to the European security order; Europe's ability to meet and defend against...
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Environmental

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Seminars Co-Sponsored With MEI

The Middle East Initiative (MEI) series brings academics and practitioners together to examine new patterns of geopolitical competition, conflict, and cooperation across the Middle East, with a...
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Multimedia

2016 Drell Lecture: William J. Perry - A National Security Walk Around the World

February 2016

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J.

America’s Nuclear Waste – No Solution in Sight

January 2016

America’s nuclear waste is accumulating at over seventy sites in 39 states – but there is no clear way forward for its final disposal. An international cast of experts explains how the U.S.

Counterterrorism, Counterinsurgency, and Contradictions: America's Lessons Learned in Afghanistan

July 2015

Former Ambassador to the U.S. and Karl Eikenberry speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival on June 29, 2015 and reflects on lessons learned from interventions into unstable nations.

People

Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Kathryn Stoner Deputy Director, Senior Fellow Senior Fellow
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Megan Palmer Senior Research Scholar
Alex Stamos Adjunct Professor Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution, Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Headshot of Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science