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A current security imperative: the US role in the Marshall Islands

May 2022

Rose Gottemoeller, former undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, remembers the painful history of Castle Bravo—the largest and most catastrophic US nuclear weapons test...

North Korea’s Evolving Nuclear Doctrine: An Interview with Siegfried Hecker

May 2022

North Korean officials, including Kim Jong Un, have made several statements in recent months that begin to bring clarity to the country’s evolving nuclear doctrine. Within those statements, there has...

The Russia-Ukraine war at three months

May 2022

Three months after Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine began, the Russians have failed to achieve their objectives. U.S. officials now expect a war of attrition, with neither side capable of a...

CISAC names 2022-23 fellows

May 2022

The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) is pleased to welcome the fellows who will be joining us for the 2022-23 academic year. These scholars will spend the academic year...

The Russia-Ukraine War: A Setback for Arms Control

May 2022

The Russia-Ukraine war is entering its fourth month, with no end in sight.  The Kremlin seems intent on achieving a victory on the battlefield, while relations between the West and Russia plummet to...

Should the Government Regulate Social Media?

May 2022

Government regulation to prevent the spread of misinformation and disinformation is neither desirable nor feasible.

Russians allegedly storm Ukrainian ISP, blackmail it to switch to Russian networks

May 2022

Ukraine’s state communications agency said Friday that Russian forces had invaded a Kherson-based Internet company and disconnected all equipment, threatening to confiscate it if the company did not...

Congratulations to CISAC Honors Students inducted to Phi Beta Kappa!

May 2022

Five CISAC Honors students were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Phi Beta Kappa selects students with high academic achievement who have also successfully taken classes showing a breadth of engagement...

Everything Counts: Building a Control Regime for Nonstrategic Nuclear Warheads in Europe

May 2022

Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration insisted in arms control talks with Russia that a follow-on agreement to the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) should...

Ukraine And The Cloud Of Genocide

May 2022

When confronted with the murderous policies of the Third Reich on the eastern front in the late summer of 1941, Winston Churchill stated: “We are in the presence of a crime without a name.”

Belarus has good reason for concern over Putin’s nuclear intimidation

May 2022

In a May 5 interview with the Associated Press, Belarus dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka expressed concern that the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War could see the use of nuclear weapons. Lukashenka called...

Nuclear weapon-free zones and the issue of maritime transit in Latin America

May 2022

Why did Latin American states exclude a prohibition on maritime nuclear transit from their regional nuclear weapon-free zone (NWFZ)?

Russia Victory Day and War in Ukraine

May 2022

Norman Naimark discusses the war crimes committed in Ukraine and Putin's comments on the war during the Russia Victory Day parade.

How the west became less anxious about Russia’s nuclear threat

May 2022

Despite sabre-rattling US and allies believe deploying such weapons would be too risky for Moscow

How Has Vladimir Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Upended the World Nuclear Order?

April 2022

Longtime Corporation grantee Siegfried Hecker, one of the world’s foremost nuclear security and policy experts, offers his perspective on how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is as momentous for nuclear...

Explaining Latin America's Contradictory Reactions to the War in Ukraine

April 2022

Nearly every Latin American country opposed the U.S. war in Afghanistan in 2001. Most also opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Why is the region more divided on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine...

Siegfried Hecker: Putin has destroyed the world nuclear order. How should the democracies respond?

April 2022

One of the world’s foremost nuclear security and policy experts, Sig Hecker has spent much of an illustrious career working to enhance cooperation among US and Russian scientists and their...

Poll: Russia’s nuclear saber-rattling is rattling neighbors’ nerves

April 2022

While Ukrainians fight or flee Russia’s bombardment of their cities, many Europeans feel a palpable, renewed nuclear fear.

Russo-Ukrainian War Highlights Cyber Threats to Satellite Communications

April 2022

Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine demonstrates that hypothetical scenarios of cyberattacks paralyzing satellite communications are already taking place.

What is Ukraine’s best security guarantee?

April 2022

Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war on Ukraine has run nearly seven weeks.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks Discusses Importance of Strategic Partnerships with Stanford Faculty and Students

April 2022

A visit from the Department of Defense’s deputy secretary gave the Gordian Knot Center a prime opportunity to showcase how its faculty and students are working to build an innovative workforce that...

Through the Glass Darkly: Ukraine and the Question of Genocide

April 2022

What is genocide? Did the Soviet Holodomor (man-made famine) in 1930s Ukraine fit this definition? Do the recent atrocities in Bucha? Has the Russian military conducted itself in a similar manner in...

What Happens If There’s A Nuclear Attack

April 2022

Nearly 70% of Americans surveyed by the American Psychological Association said they worry the invasion of Ukraine could potentially lead to nuclear war and they fear that we could be at the...

Are We Dumb about Intelligence?

April 2022

Amy Zegart on the Capabilities of American Intel Gathering

People

Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller Steven C. Házy Lecturer
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
rsd19 072 0081a Harold Trinkunas Senior Research Scholar
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
colin kahl Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
rsd18 083 0009a Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
steven pifer Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
man smiling Cameron Tracy Research Scholar