Kazakhstan

Scholarly Publications

"I am a Radioactive Mutant": Emergent Biological Subjectivities at Kazakhstan's Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site

February 2016

The Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in Kazakhstan was conceived as an experimental landscape where science, technology, Soviet Cold War militarism, and human biology intersected.

Adventures in scientific nuclear diplomacy

July 2011

Siegfried Hecker offers a first-person perspective on the important contributions scientists can make toward improving the safety and security of nuclear materials and reducing the global nuclear...

Rivalries Between Nuclear Power Projectors: Why the Lines Will Be Drawn Again

May 1996

Nuclear war is generally believed to bring risks of destruction out of proportion to any gain that may be secured by the war, or to any loss that may be averted, except perhaps for the loss of...

Other Publications

Nuclear weapons' future ripe for discussion

December 2011

The supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement on debt reduction will probably result in unexpected reductions of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

No Need to Reset the Reset

September 2011

Russia watchers in the West cannot be surprised that Vladimir Putin is on his way back to the Russian presidency.

Russia's Poison Gases

October 2002

STANFORD, Calif.— More than 100 hostages are dead after Russian authorities used an unidentified gas to incapacitate terrorists holding 750 people in a Moscow theater.

News

Perry's new class: Nuclear weapons remain dominant threat

December 2013

Former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry's new winter class will emphasize the continuing threat of nuclear weapons; slated as online course next year.

One of the greatest nuclear nonproliferation stories never told

August 2013

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker has spent nearly two decades working with Russian and Kazakh scientists and engineers to secure the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site where fissile material was vulnerable to...

Events

Dealing with Kazakhstan’s Soviet nuclear legacy

October 15, 2012

When the Soviet Union dissolved at the end of 1991, the independent Republic of Kazakhstan was left with the world’s fourth largest nuclear arsenal and a huge nuclear infrastructure, including lots...

DoD Efforts to Counter WMD

November 16, 2011

After the Cold War, much of the U.S. countering-WMD efforts focused on dismantling the weapons and WMD production systems of the Soviet Union.

From the Manhattan Project to the Cloud: Arms Control in the Information Age

October 27, 2011

Sixty-six years ago, a small group of scientists, policy makers and military leaders embarked upon a highly secretive project to build a nuclear bomb. It would change the world forever.

Projects

Nuclear Proliferation, Nuclear Safety, and the Transport of Hazardous Material

Under the leadership of CISAC Consulting Professor George Bunn and Fritz Steinhausler (University of Salzburg), a visiting professor at CISAC and IIS, the European Forum and CISAC co-sponsored...
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