Russia and Eurasia

Scholarly Publications

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.

Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity

May 2018

From New York Times bestselling author and former U.S. secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and Stanford University professor Amy B.

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: From Pariah and Piñata to Managing Partner

June 2017

This is a chapter in the second edition of The National Security Enterprise, a book edited by Roger Z.

Other Publications

It's Not Too Late to Prevent a Russia-China Axis

September 2018

Chinese tanks splashed through the mud, while a few dozen helicopters flew in formation overhead in eastern Russia, and a young Chinese military recruit explained, “I have never experienced an...

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...

Shooting down the Star Wars myth

April 2013

In this piece for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Pavel Podvig dispels the myth that Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative, also known as "Star Wars," helped bring the Soviet Union to an end...

News

‘A question of survival’: Canada and the Rapacki Plan for the denuclearisation of Central Europe, 1957–59

February 2021

In 1957, Poland proposed the Rapacki Plan for the denuclearisation of Central Europe. While North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members attacked the initiative, Canada viewed it as a means to...

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 statement on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 2020

The Science and Security Board calls on all countries to reject the fantasy that nuclear weapons can provide a permanent basis for global security and to refrain from pursuing new nuclear weapons...

Events

Book Talk: Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order

January 19, 2021

REGISTER HERE An assessment of Russia that suggests that we should look beyond traditional means of power to understand its strength and capacity to disrupt international politics.

North Korea's Nuclear Fuel Cycle

October 8, 2020

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

Russia's challenge to the West: A British perspective

October 8, 2020

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

Projects

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.
English

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

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...
English

Multimedia

Why France and the European Union Still Matter for the United States

February 2015

Is Europe "elderly and haggard", and could France become "the crucible of  Europe" (Jan.

The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive and Secure Nation

November 2014

Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, believes that the humanities belong at the center of American foreign policy. And his voice matters.

Remarks for the Annual Meeting of the National Humanities Alliance

March 2013

Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, former U.S.

People

Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Alla Kassianova Alla Kassianova Research Scholar
lapidus Gail W. Lapidus Senior Fellow, Emerita Professor, Political Science, Emerita
Kyle Duchynski Kyle Duchynski CISAC Honors Student
yasmin_samrai Yasmin Samrai CISAC Honors Student
Tonya Lee Putnam Tonya Putnam Affiliate
sergey sanovich Sergey Sanovich Affiliate
Benoit Pelopidas Benoît Pelopidas Affiliate
2018 02 12 miis day1 high res 112 Melissa Hanham Affiliate
Anne Clunan Anne Clunan Affiliate