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DHS plans to overhaul disinformation efforts to 'increase trust with the public'

July 2022

Herb Lin, a disinformation scholar at Stanford, said DHS will need to tread carefully moving forward. He worries “about any government involvement in this business” and whether “any mechanism that...

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...

Long in the Making: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

March 2022

A week before Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, unleashing the biggest military operation in Europe since World War II, three experts on Russia were interviewed on Zoom and...

International Security and Cooperation on the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

March 2022

The Cuban Missile Crisis dealt not only the United States and the Soviet Union, but other countries around the world, what I call a short, sharp shock. We recognized how devastating would be the...

How to Stop a New Nuclear Arms Race

March 2022

With Russia Going Rogue, America Must Cooperate With China

After U.S.-Russia, NATO-Russia and OSCE Meetings, What Next?

January 2022

During the last two months of 2021, Russia created a crisis by deploying large military forces near Ukraine and demanding security guarantees from the United States and NATO.

Russia-Ukraine: Biden did the Needed with Putin

December 2021

US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke via video link for around two hours on December 7 in a hastily arranged virtual summit to address international concerns over a...

Will Russia Invade Ukraine?

December 2021

All eyes are on Ukraine (including ours). Steven Pifer, a William J. Perry Research Fellow at CISAC and former ambassador to Ukraine, joins co-host Tom Collina to discuss Putin’s motivations for...

Lessons from the Cold War on Preventing a U.S.-China Arms Race

November 2021

After months of watching hundreds of new nuclear missile silos being dug in the dirt northwest of Beijing, it is welcome news that President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping seemingly...

Fear about China’s new space weapon echoes older worries about war from space

October 2021

China flight-tested a new breed of space weapon when it launched a massive “Long March” rocket tipped with a nuclear-capable, hypersonic glider. But history tells us why the test isn’t a cause for...

The nation’s last line of defense is controlled by really, really old technology

October 2021

The oldest information system the government operates might also be the most crucial one. No, not the IRS master file system. It’s the technology that controls nuclear weapons. It dates to the 1950s...

Australia will get nuclear-powered submarines. Some see a proliferation threat.

September 2021

The new AUKUS security partnership led to an immediate diplomatic fallout between France and the United States. But beyond the concerns about NATO and the Western alliance, or questions about great-...

Steven Pifer: President Zelensky comes to Washington

August 2021

President Volodymyr Zelensky visits Washington next week, with the highlight being a White House call on President Joe Biden. That offers the opportunity to reinvigorate the U.S.-Ukraine relationship...

A combination of failures

August 2021

Why 3.6m pounds of nuclear waste is buried on a popular California beach. Rod Ewing comments.

International Luxembourg Forum - Steven Pifer

August 2021

Steven Pifer, an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, answers questions on strategic stability and arms control for the International Luxembourg Forum.

Kremlin saber-rattling in Ukraine: How the West should react

April 2021

Europe and the United States must ensure that Moscow does not underestimate the costs of a military assault.

Nuclear Arms Control in the 2020s

April 2021

As the United States, Russia and others figure out how to maintain and enhance strategic stability in a multi-player, multi-domain world, Washington and Moscow will continue to have a central role,...

Joe Biden’s Killer Comment: Undiplomatic, but the End of U.S.-Russia Relations?

March 2021

Putin may not like being called a killer—who would? However, when he sees engagement with Biden can advance his goals, he will engage.

Rebuilding U.S.-German Relations: Harder than it Appears

March 2021

The German government and many Germans breathed a sigh of relief when Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in November. Mr. Trump damaged U.S. relations with its trans-Atlantic allies, and he often...

Biden puts US national security first in extending New START Treaty

January 2021

Extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START, with Russia was one of President Biden’s first foreign policy acts after he took the oath of office on Jan. 20. The treaty would have...

The Biden Presidency and Ukraine

January 2021

In a December 2020 New York Times interview, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed Joe Biden’s election as U.S. president. Zelensky observed that Biden “knows Ukraine better than the...

Managing US Sanctions Toward Russia

December 2020

Sanctions will remain part of the US toolkit for dealing with Russia under the incoming Biden administration.

A Consequential Election for Ukraine

October 2020

For Americans, the November 3 presidential election will be the most significant vote in many decades. The election also will have consequences for Ukraine: Whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden sits...

Washington’s Arms Control Delusions and Bluffs

September 2020

The Trump administration’s stances on nuclear negotiations don’t even make sense as a starting point.

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