Scholarly Publications

Global Implications of China's Challenges – Part I

January 2012

For the past two decades China has been a poster child of successful globalization, integrating with the world and in the process lifting millions of citizens out of poverty.

“Spytainment”: The Real Influence of Fake Spies

June 2011

An excerpt from "Spytainment: The Real Influence of Fake Spies" (pp.

How it Feels to Get Old

July 2004

Some years ago, I spent a sabbatical year as a fellow at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, doing research and finishing a book.

Other Publications

No Need for All These Nukes

January 2012

OVER the last three years, as I delved into the world of American nuclear weapons, I felt increasingly as though I had stepped into a time warp.


Joseph C. Martz from Los Alamos National Lab named inaugural Perry Fellow

October 2009

Joseph. C. Martz, a nuclear materials scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), has been named the inaugural William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at Stanford University.

Siegfried Hecker awarded 2008 Los Alamos Medal

September 2008

CISAC Co-Director Siegfried Hecker has been awarded Los Alamos National Laboratory's highest honor, the Los Alamos Medal.

Old Events

Combating Counterfeit Medications: A Pharmacist's Perspective

October 3, 2011

The production and distribution of counterfeit medications has become a significant global public health issue.

The United States' Nuclear Weapons Stockpile and Complex: Past, Present and Future

November 10, 2009

Prior to coming to CISAC, Joe was the project director and leader for the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s team in the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) design feasibility study.  He will share...

Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century: the Role of Science and Technology

April 9, 2009

Abstract: This talk discusses the evolution of nuclear deterrence in the post-Cold War and Post-911 environment.  An examination of the historic role of deterrence and past trends in stockpile...