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Madman Nuclear Alert: Secrecy, Signaling, and Safety in the October 1969 Crisis, The

April 2003

The history of the October 1969 alert demonstrates that even in this high-politics arena of nuclear diplomacy, presidential orders were actively fought against, sometimes manipulated or ignored,...

Degradation of Biological Weapons Agents in the Environment: Implications for Terrorism Response

December 2005

We investigate the impact on effective terrorism response of the viability degradation of biological weapons agents in the environment.

Learning from Normal Accidents

January 2004

Normal Accidents' growing influence since 1984 on social science scholarship and across academic, business and governmental disciplines was not accidental.

Common-Sense Approach to High-Technology Export Control, A

March 1995

This report examines the cost and benefits, both national security and economic, of export controls on certain high-technology, dual-use items including computers, microprocessors, commercial...

Comparative Analysis of Approaches to the Protection of Fissile Materials, A

May 1998

From the preface: "Events in recent years have caused heightened concern about the security of weapons-usable nuclear material.

Proposal for a Ban on Nuclear SLCMs of All Ranges, A

July 1989

Simple Model for Calculating Ballistic Missile Defense Effectiveness, A

August 1998

This paper develops a probabilistic model that can be used to determine the number of ballistic missile defense interceptors required to meet a specific defense objective, given the technical...

Verification Regime for Warhead Control, A

January 2000

After a brief period of progress, the U.S.-Russian nuclear reduction process has reached a stalemate.

American Ventures in Russia

May 1995

This report is the result of a CISAC-sponsored workshop in which several American companies doing business with military research and production enterprises could have more detailed interchanges...

An Alternative Framework for the Control of Nuclear Materials

May 1999

The decade of the 1990s has seen renewed concerns over nuclear proliferation, both horizontal and vertical.

Arms Control, Compliance, and the Law

May 1988

The expected degree of compliance with agreements or treaties under negotiation must be inferred from the record of the past as well as from the expectations that are raised by the willingness of...

Arms Control Verification and the U.S. Constitution

August 1989

Arms Control without Treaties? Rethinking U.S.-Russian Strategic Negotiations in Light of the Duma-Senate Slowdown in Treaty Approval

February 1998

This report on non-binding, non-treaty approaches to arms control draws upon research and discussion at the Center for International Security and Arms Control during 1990 and 1991, after the Cold...

Asian-Pacific Maritime Security: New Possibilities for Naval Cooperation?

February 1994

For more than half a century, we viewed one another through our gunsights.  Our ships passed each other on the tranquil watersof the world's largest ocean without so much as a sailor's traditional...

Assessing Ballistic Missile Proliferation and Its Control

November 1991

In recent years, world attention has been drawn to the acquisition by developing countries of delivery systems for nuclear weapons as distinct from the nuclear warheads themselves.

Bayesian Updating of the Probability of Nuclear Attack

November 1990

A warning system such as the Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence system (C3I) for the U.S.

Building on the Basics: An Examination of High-Performance Computing Export Control Policy in the 1990s

November 1995

This paper reports the results of a study of the special export control regime for high-performance computers.

Can Strategic Partners Be Nuclear Rivals?

February 1997

Transcript of the first in a series of lectures on  "The U.S.-Russian Strategic Partnership: Premature or Overdue?" This discussion focused on what Russia and the United States might do to...

Can the Nation Afford a Senior Citizen As President? The Age Factor in the 1996 Election and Beyond

April 1997

Disabling illness has been widely observed among national leaders. This is hardly unexpected because many of them govern at an age when there is a high incidence of debilitating disease.

Can the Russian Military-Industrial Complex Be Privatized?: Evaluating the Experiment in Employee Ownership at the Saratov Aviation Plant

May 1993

During the most recent Russian-American summit in Vancouver, Canada in April 1993, President Clinton announced a major new initiative to assist Russia's transition to a market economy.

Catastrophic Terrorism: Elements of a National Policy

October 1998

This report is a product of the Catastrophic Terrorism Study Group, a nine-month long collaboration of faculty from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford...

China and the CTBT Negotiations

December 1998

This report reviews Chinese participation in the international negotiations for a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva and provides...

China and the Neutron Bomb

June 1988

The neutron bomb is a controversial weapon.

People

Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
rsd15 081 0253a Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
1 RSD13 085 0052a 001 David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
toomas hendrik ilves 73502529 Toomas Hendrik Ilves Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, GDPi Fellow, Stanford Cyber Initiative Fellow
rsd18 083 0009a Alex Stamos Director, Stanford Internet Observatory
oriana mastro 1 Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Kathryn Stoner Headshot Kathryn Stoner Deputy Director, Senior Fellow Senior Fellow
blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
thumbnail ddo photo Joseph Felter Lecturer