Nuclear Risk

Scholarly Publications

The unbearable lightness of luck. Three sources of overconfidence in the manageability of nuclear crises

July 2017

Overconfidence in the controllability of nuclear weapons creates danger. The passing of the last elite witness of the most dangerous nuclear crisis, i.e.

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.

A MOOC With Meaning

May 2017

Under the sponsorship of Stanford University, we designed a massive open online course (MOOC) to raise public consciousness about the past, present, and future dangers of nuclear weapons.

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

Siegfried Hecker's 'Solution' to North Korean Denuclearization - Interview with SisaIN (Korea)

July 2018

SisaIN: You suggested that the best way for denuclearization is to convert N.

Why did Kim Jong Un blow up his nuclear test site?

May 2018

STANFORD, Calif. — When President Trump abruptly canceled the summit with North Korea last week, it overshadowed the closing of North Korea’s nuclear test site just a few hours before.

Stanford researchers release risk-management roadmap to denuclearization in North Korea

May 2018

Immediate denuclearization of North Korea is unrealistic, said Stanford scholars in an in-depth report released by the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). Instead,...

Events

Is India Shifting to a Nuclear Counterforce Strategy?

October 18, 2018

Abstract: Is India considering developing nuclear counterforce options against Pakistan?

Law as Discursive Resource: The Politics of the Nuclear/Non-Nuclear Distinction in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

September 19, 2018

Speaker Bio: Sidra Hamidi is a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at CISAC. She completed her PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2018.

A Comprehensive History of North Korea's Nuclear Program and Lessons Learned

March 26, 2018

NOTE: Seminar room changed to Oksenberg Conference RoomEncina Hall, 3rd floor  This is an APARC-CISAC joint event.With all eyes on the upcoming Inter-Korean Summit and the planned Kim-Trump Summit,...

Projects

Lab-to-Lab Cooperation

Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker was the director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory when the Soviet Union broke apart in 1991.
English

Regional Conflict and Cooperation

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

Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Scott D. Sagan Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Daniel Metlay Daniel Metlay Affiliate
Lynn Eden Lynn Eden Affiliate
Neil Narang Affiliate
Eva Uribe Eva C. Uribe Affiliate
Elliot Serbin Elliot Serbin Research Assistant to Siegfried Hecker