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Nine named AAAS Fellows from Stanford and SLAC

January 2022

Paul Edwards and eight other faculty from Stanford and SLAC are among the 564 new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The U.S. is giving Ukraine weapons and political support, but not troops

January 2022

The U.S. and its partners have sent weapons to Ukraine. They've provided political and moral support. But if Russia invades, Ukraine's army looks to be largely on its own against a stronger...

Meet the Nuclear Sleuths Shaking Up U.S. Spycraft

January 2022

Armed with Internet connections rather than security clearances, scholars, hobbyists and conspiracy peddlers are forcing intelligence agencies to rethink how they do business.

The Biden Nuclear Posture Review: Defense, Offense, and Avoiding Arms Races

January 2022

President Joe Biden’s administration is conducting a missile defense review in parallel with its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). Those reviews will determine whether to adjust the nuclear and missile...

Analysis: N.Korea’s 'hypersonic missile' tests raise military stakes in Asia

January 2022

"These sorts of offense-defence races have been taking place globally for many decades now, and what we consistently see is that offence has the advantage," said Cameron Tracy, a researcher...

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.

Key nuclear treaty review plagued by COVID delays as distrust grows

January 2022

Today’s security environment calls for a renewed commitment to nonproliferation. No country alone can reverse adverse developments in Iran and dissuade others from seeking nuclear arsenals. Effective...

How Fake Spies Ruin Real Intelligence

January 2022

Spy-themed entertainment is standing in for adult education on the subject, and although the idea might seem far-fetched, fictional spies are actually shaping public opinion and real intelligence...

Kremlin’s unwillingness to recognize Ukraine as a sovereign state has resulted in major strategic failure for Russia, Stanford scholar says

January 2022

As Russia increases its military presence along the Ukrainian border, Stanford scholar Steven Pifer discusses what Russia hopes to achieve and why its policies toward Ukraine are backfiring.

Herbert Lin On Cyber Threats And Nuclear Weapons

January 2022

In this Q&A, Lin discusses his recently released book Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons. He explains that until this publication, the literature about cyber technology’s impact on the nuclear...

Europe's Defense against Russia is, and should Remain, NATO's Core Mission

December 2021

In 1991, some 50 years after NATO’s establishment for the defense of Western Europe against a Soviet military threat, the Warsaw Pact disbanded and the Soviet Union collapsed.

Does the Kremlin Understand Ukraine? Apparently Not

December 2021

The abject failure of Russian policy toward Ukraine over the past seven years suggests Vladimir Putin has a flawed understanding of the country.

Russia’s draft agreements with NATO and the United States: Intended for rejection?

December 2021

Russia maintains the world’s largest nuclear arsenal and the most powerful conventional military forces in Europe. Russian military units currently are deployed — uninvited and unwanted — in Ukraine...

Will Russia launch a full military invasion of Ukraine?

December 2021

As Russian troops gather on Ukraine’s borders, the outstanding question is whether Russian President Putin is prepared to bear the domestic and international costs of a full-scale invasion or if he’...

China’s Fake Twitter Accounts Are Tweeting Into the Void

December 2021

China’s state-linked influence operations get very little engagement on Twitter.

Responding to Fischerkeller on Initiative Persistence

December 2021

I have struggled to find something with which I disagree in Michael Fischerkeller’s response to my thought experiment adopting the 2018 U.S. Cyber Command (USCC) Command Vision. A couple of such...

Is Russia preparing for war?

December 2021

As Russia builds up forces near Ukraine, it continues to insist its troops are there simply to conduct military exercises. While exercises are routine, they have also historically been used by Russia...

China Wants to Join Southeast Asia’s Nuclear-Free Zone. Why Now?

December 2021

President Xi Jinping recently announced that China wants to adhere to Southeast Asia’s nuclear-free zone “as early as possible" to become the first nuclear state to join the pact. Musto finds...

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...

What Biden should say to Putin on Ukraine

December 2021

President Joe Biden will hold a secure video call with Russian President Vladimir Putin December 7 against the backdrop of a menacing Russian military build-up near Ukraine. U.S. intelligence...

Interview: Stanford’s Herbert Lin on “Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons”

November 2021

Much of the technology now controlling US nuclear weapons was produced before the rise of the Internet. Newer technology will improve aspects of command, control, and communications related to the US...

Reassessing China’s Capabilities and Goals for Strategic Competition

November 2021

On the World Class podcast, Oriana Skylar Mastro argues that in order to set effective policy toward China, the United States needs to better understand how and why China is projecting power.

Why Do Governments Reveal Cyber Intrusions?

November 2021

Germany held federal elections Sept. 26 to select the new members of the Bundestag. Neither of the leading parties secured enough seats to govern alone. While the three parties likely to constitute...

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