Scholarly Publications

Particulate Plutonium Released from the Fukushima Daiichi Meltdowns

November 2020

A new study reveals particles that were released from nuclear plants damaged in the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami contained small amounts of radioactive plutonium.View full article

Rethinking Nuclear Arms Control

September 2020

Where is nuclear arms control—negotiated restraints on the deadliest weapons of mass destruction—headed? This 50-year tool of US national security policy is currently under attack.

A Research Agenda for Cyber Risk and Cyber Insurance

April 2020

A Research Agenda for Cyber Risk and Cyber InsuranceBy: Gregory Falco, Stanford UniversityMartin Eling, University of St.

Other Publications

Can China’s Military Win the Tech War?

July 2020

As the Chinese government has set out to harness the growing strength of the Chinese technology sector to bolster its military, policymakers in the United States have reacted with mounting alarm.

Donald Trump Could Lose the Election by Authorizing a New Nuclear Weapons Test

June 2020

Polls in the United States and nine allied countries in Europe and Asia show that public support for a nuclear test is very low.

How the West could win a technological ‘shadow war’ with China

June 2020

A new shadow war is underway within the International Telecommunication Union, one of the obscure organizations that sets global technical standards.

News

Washington’s Arms Control Delusions and Bluffs

September 2020

The Trump administration’s stances on nuclear negotiations don’t even make sense as a starting point.

From CISAC Classrooms to the Halls of Congress

September 2020

Geo Saba, legislative director for Congressman Ro Khanna, credits his time as a CISAC Honors student for enabling him to make a policy impact with his career.

Hacking the Classroom

September 2020

Security costs money. You pay for security because you want something to not happen. It’s not that something good happens with security, it's that something bad doesn’t happen.

Events

Book Discussion -- The Dissent Channel: The Critical Role of Dissent in Building a Better Foreign Policy

September 24, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

The Dynamics of Refugee Return: Syrian Refugees and Their Migration Intentions

September 24, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

An Open World: How America Can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order

September 17, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Projects

Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century Seminars

The Project on Russian Power and Purpose convenes faculty seminars and open events in which speakers and experts discuss the context and drivers of Kremlin strategy.
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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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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

michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
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Sagan, Scott 2012 photo Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Taubman Phil Philip Taubman Lecturer
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)