Russia

Scholarly Publications

Uneasy Partnerships: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

April 2017

Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners.

When Science Brought Americans and Russians Together

April 2017

Siegfried Hecker describes the scientific collaboration that took place between Russian and American nuclear weapons laboratories following the end of the Cold War.

A visit to Russia's secret nuclear labs

March 2017

In this essay, Siegfried Hecker describes a 1992 visit to nuclear facilities in the former Soviet Union.

Other Publications

US-Russia rift threatens science ties that keep us safe

December 2016

Siegfried Hecker describes Russia's systematic termination of nuclear cooperation with the United States and the harmful consequences that this could have for both countries.

A Clear-Eyed Focus on our Interests: A guide for the Next President

February 2016

For the past two years, we have convened a bipartisan group of Hoover and Stanford scholars to better understand foreign policy challenges and develop a strategy for the next administration —...

A case for unilateral US nuclear warhead reductions

July 2013

CISAC Affiliate and Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists columnist Pavel Podvig argues that the United States could begin reducing its nuclear weapons arsenals unilaterally, without negotiating...

News

Kremlin saber-rattling in Ukraine: How the West should react

April 2021

Europe and the United States must ensure that Moscow does not underestimate the costs of a military assault.

Nuclear Arms Control in the 2020s

April 2021

As the United States, Russia and others figure out how to maintain and enhance strategic stability in a multi-player, multi-domain world, Washington and Moscow will continue to have a central role,...

Joe Biden’s Killer Comment: Undiplomatic, but the End of U.S.-Russia Relations?

March 2021

Putin may not like being called a killer—who would? However, when he sees engagement with Biden can advance his goals, he will engage.

Events

Russia's Challenge to the West:  The Perspective from Berlin

October 30, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/7uGcI3qswDw   About the Event: As relations between the West and Russia have sharply deteriorated in recent years, Germany has taken a leading role in shaping...

Fireside Chat with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

October 8, 2020

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

Nuclear Weapons and the Birth of the Global Commons

October 8, 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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Nuclear Risk Reduction

The Nuclear Risk Reduction initiative engages technical and policy experts to reduce nuclear risks by promoting collaboration between the United States and Russia, China and Pakistan.
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Mapping Militant Organizations

This research project launched in 2009 traces the evolution of militant organizations and the interactions that develop among them over time.
English

People

michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Kathryn Stoner Headshot Kathryn Stoner Deputy Director, Senior Fellow Senior Fellow
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
lapidus Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Alla Kassianova Alla Kassianova Research Scholar
steven pifer Steven Pifer Affiliate
Benoit Pelopidas Benoît Pelopidas Affiliate
Anne Clunan Anne Clunan Affiliate
Man smiling Dan Zhukov Research Assistant to Rose Gottemoeller