Nuclear Risk

Scholarly Publications

Dissolution of radioactive, cesium-rich microparticles released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in simulated lung fluid, pure-water, and seawater

October 2019

Click here to view article Abstract: To understand the chemical durability of highly radioactive cesium-rich microparticles (CsMPs) released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in March...

Behavioral Economics and Nuclear Weapons

August 2019

Recent discoveries in psychology and neuroscience have improved our understanding of why our decision making processes fail to match standard social science assumptions about rationality.

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.

Hecker & Milani: Stop killing Iranian nuclear scientists

January 2015

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker and Abbas Milani note in this article for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists that for merely working in their field of expertise, Iranian nuclear scientists face perils and...

Iran's Path to Nuclear Peace

January 2014

CISAC and FSI Senior Fellows Siegfried Hecker and Bill Perry write in this OpEd in The New York Times that Iran has little to show for its 50-year pursuit of a nuclear program.

News

Post-political uncertainties: Governing nuclear controversies in post-Fukushima Japan

November 2019

/*-->*/ This article examines a set of public controversies surrounding the role of nuclear power and the threat of radioactive contamination in a post-Fukushima Japan.

An Indian Nuclear Power Plant Suffered a Cyberattack. Here’s What You Need to Know.

November 2019

/*-->*/ Authorities don’t seem to understand the real threat from cyber-operations.The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has now confirmed that there was a cyberattack on the...

It's Time To Get U.S. Nukes Out Of Turkey

October 2019

U.S.-Turkish relations have plunged to a new nadir.

Events

Security in a Post-Nuclear Age

October 28, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: Seventy-five years after the introduction of nuclear weapons, it is no longer clear that these tools of security remain the...

Molten-Salt and Salt-Cooled Nuclear Reactors: The Opportunities and Challenges Faced in Providing a Global Solution to Clean Energy

October 3, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/8JDHuY0HMCM  /*-->*/ Abstract: The motivation to develop nuclear energy waned in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Discussion on the DPRK with Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun

January 28, 2019

 UPDATE: This event will be live streamed on our Facebook page.

Projects

Regional Conflict and Cooperation

Regional conflicts present their own set of unique challenges to the international community.
English

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

Multimedia

2016 Drell Lecture: William J. Perry - A National Security Walk Around the World

February 2016

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J.

America’s Nuclear Waste – No Solution in Sight

January 2016

America’s nuclear waste is accumulating at over seventy sites in 39 states – but there is no clear way forward for its final disposal. An international cast of experts explains how the U.S.

People

Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Neil Narang Affiliate
Eva C. Uribe Affiliate
Daniel Metlay Daniel Metlay Affiliate
Lynn Eden Lynn Eden Affiliate
Chantell Murphy Affiliate
Elliot Serbin Elliot Serbin Research Assistant to Siegfried Hecker
Kevin Chen Research Assistant to Gabrielle Hecht
Katie McKinney Research Assistant to Scott Sagan