South Africa

Scholarly Publications

Flash from the past: Why an apparent Israeli nuclear test in 1979 matters today

September 2015

The paper provides technical and circumstantial evidence that the detection of a "double flash" by a Vela satellite on 9/22/79 was that of an Israeli nuclear test logistically assisted by South...

Israel’s 1979 Nuclear Test and the U.S. Cover-Up

January 2011

First paragraph of the article: In the wake of the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty, the United States launched a series of satellites under the name Vela (after a constellation in the southern...

Going Nuclear: Nuclear Proliferation and International Security in the 21st Century

January 2010

The spread of nuclear weapons is one of the most significant challenges to global security in the 21st century.

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.

News

Insider threats biggest challenge to nuclear security

April 2014

In a new research paper published by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, CISAC Senior Fellow Scott Sagan and Matthew Bunn, a professor of practice at the Harvard Kennedy School, write that...

Kate Marvel named 2010-2011 Perry Fellow

July 2010

The Perry Fellowship honors an early or mid-career researcher from the United States or abroad with a record of "outstanding work in natural science, engineering or mathematics...who is dedicated...

Transitions 2009 conference to focus on action plan for President-elect Obama

November 2008

CISAC's Stephen Stedman, Bruce Jones from NYU and Carlos Pascual from the Brookings Institution will unveil a "plan for action" for President-elect Obama to tackle emerging transnational threats at...

Events

CISAC-SCICN Special Seminar: Investigating Post-Conflict Violence at the Micro-Level: Accounting for Patterns among Victims of Past Atrocities in Liberia

January 31, 2013

Anupma Kulkarni is currently a Fellow of the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) and Co-director of the West Africa Transitional Justice (WATJ) Project, a cross...

The Historical Dimensions of South Africa's Nuclear Weapons Program

December 9, 2012

A three-day conference in Pretoria, South Africa, to discuss the historical dimensions of South Africa's nuclear weapons program. CISAC was strongly represented at the event.

The Mysterious Flash of 9/22/79: The Case for an Israeli Nuclear Test

March 5, 2012

This seminar is based on a recently published article that reviews the history of the September 22, 1979 double flash recorded by the VELA satellite and concludes that the flash was an Israeli...

People

Pabian, Frank Frank Pabian Affiliate