Scholarly Publications

Keeping National Missile Defense in Perspective

January 2002

The United States is in the midst of its third major debate on nationwide ballistic missile defense-the first culminating in the 1972 ABM Treaty and the second sparked by President Reagan's "Star...

Biological Terrorism and Public Health

April 2001

A biological terrorist attack probably would first be detected by doctors or other health-care workers.

Effectiveness of Nuclear Weapons against Buried Biological Agents

December 2004

This report describes the results of some calculations on the effectiveness of penetrating nuclear weapons of yield 1 and 10 kilotons against targets containing biological agents.

Other Publications

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.

Hacking the President’s DNA

November 2012

Abstract The U.S. government is surreptitiously collecting the DNA of world leaders, and is reportedly protecting that of Barack Obama.



The Strategic Aspects of Warning

May 15, 2001

Many CISAC projects involve decision makers who have to respond to a threat quickly in spite of uncertain evidence that it is really there.

Bioterrorism: A Challenge to Science and Security

May 30, 2003

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Wein Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science